Brian Roberts injury: Orioles 2B expected to be activated Sunday

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The oft-injured Roberts has missed all but three games of the 2013 season after having surgery on his hamstring.

The Baltimore Orioles are set to activate second baseman Brian Roberts from the disabled list on Sunday, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com.

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Roberts, 35, has played in just three games this season due to a hamstring injury. The injury required surgery and Roberts has been on the disabled list since early April. Baltimore had Roberts removed from a minor league rehab game on Friday, but that was merely a precautionary measure due to rain.

Roberts is expected to immediately rejoin the starting lineup upon his return. He started the season hot, with five hits in 12 at-bats. The Orioles could use a good bat at second base, where the team has produced a .228/.283/.339 batting line this season.

Though Roberts was on the 60-day DL, the team will not need to make a move to open a 40-man roster spot for him. The team has an open slot after Freddy Garcia opted out of his contract and re-signed a minor league deal recently. The team will, however, need to option someone to the minors to make room for Roberts on the active roster.

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