Brian Roberts (concussion) said Tuesday that he’s feeling increasingly better and hasn’t had to take any days off from working out.
Roberts is hitting regularly in the cage and has begun watching parts of the team’s games in the dugout in order to get reacclimated. There’s no timetable for him to get into a game, but he remains hopeful about playing this season. “If I was still sitting on the sidelines I’d be a lot less hopeful,” said Roberts. “My doctor continues to tell me that there’s very good reason for hope. So I don?t see at this point, any reason why I won?t. It’s just a matter of when.” The 34-year-old is doubtful for Opening Day at this point, so Robert Andino projects to serve as the starting second baseman for now.