Injured Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts said Thursday he still doesn’t know when he’ll return to action.
"The doctors have got me on a great physical therapy program. We are working and making progress. Unfortunately, I just don’t have a final date right now," Roberts told the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network in an interview during the team’s pregame show.
"My back is feeling a lot better, but unfortunately, the disk injury and the nerve injury is something that they say will really just heal over time, and there’s really nothing that you can do to speed the process up."
Roberts strained his abdomen and aggravated a back injury on April 9. He has been on the disabled list since. There have been reports he could be out until midseason.
"Right now, we’re just trying to be patient, trying to work hard, trying to keep my body in shape enough that when the time is right, I’ll be ready to get back out there," Roberts said.