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Brian Roberts | Second Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (36) / 10/9/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 175
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: South Carolina
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Brian Roberts went 2-for-4 with three runs scored Saturday against the Reds.
Both hits were singles. Roberts came into Saturday's action with just two hits in 23 at-bats over his last six games. The 36-year-old has managed to remain healthy this season and plays half of his games in one of the most hitter-friendly ballparks in the majors, but he's not doing much with the opportunity. He's batting just .241/.305/.372 over 84 games. Jul 19 - 4:09 PM

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Brian Roberts belted a solo homer, his fifth of the season, in a losing effort against the Orioles on Friday.

The second inning blast off Miguel Gonzalez was of the solo variety and gave the Yankees an early 1-0 lead. He has managed to stay relatively healthy this season, hitting .246/.313/.384 with five homers and 20 RBI in his 276 at-bats.
Jul 11 - 10:19 PM

Brian Roberts went 4-for-5 with three doubles and two runs scored as the Yankees' No. 2 hitter in Friday's 6-5 win over the Twins.

It was Roberts' fourth career three-double game and first since 2009. He was hitting second in Derek Jeter's place for just the fourth time this year. He'll likely head back down to the seventh or eighth spot tomorrow when Jeter rejoins the lineup.
Jul 4 - 7:02 PM

Brian Roberts went 2-for-5 and hit a game-tying homer in the bottom of the ninth Monday versus the Rays.

Roberts' homer off Joel Peralta sent the game into extra innings. It was a rather rare offensive highlight for Roberts recently. He ended up hitting .215 with two homers and six RBI in 79 at-bats during June.
Jul 1 - 12:09 AM

Brian Roberts went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Roberts homered in the seventh inning, cutting the Blue Jays' lead to 6-3. The Yankees would eventually tie the game later in the inning. Now with three homers and 16 RBI, Roberts is slashing .244/.324/.359 along with seven stolen bases on the year.
Jun 24 - 10:20 PM

Brian Roberts collected his 1500th career hit when he singled in the second inning against the Orioles.

Fittingly, Roberts achieved this milestone against his former ballclub. He's the 600th player to reach the 1500 mark. After the hit, he promptly stole second. Age and injuries have eaten away at Roberts' productivity (.234/.320/.333), but he was a rock solid second baseman for Baltimore in the mid-2000's and it's a nice career marker.
Jun 20 - 11:08 PM

Brian Roberts went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk Friday night against the Royals.

It was his first RBI since May 26. Roberts has stayed healthy for the most part this season, but he has done next to nothing at the plate, putting up a modest .236/.309/.345 batting line over 53 games.
Jun 7 - 12:08 AM

Brian Roberts went 2-for-5 and had the go-ahead RBI single in the 12th inning of Monday's win over the Cardinals.

Roberts was the only Yankee to have two hits on the day, as the Bombers managed to pull out the victory even though they failed to have a single extra-base knock over 12 frames. The Yankees second baseman is sporting a .241/.311/.359 batting line this season.
May 26 - 9:35 PM

Brian Roberts (knee) went 1-for-2 with a homer and two runs scored in Sunday's defeat of the White Sox.

Roberts missed Saturday's game after fouling a ball off his right knee on Friday night. X-rays came back negative and he should be fully active all this week. The veteran second baseman is hitting .236/.308/.357 with two homers and 10 RBI in 42 games this season.
May 26 - 8:34 AM

Brian Roberts had X-rays on his right knee following Friday's game, but they came back negative.

Roberts fouled a ball off the knee during the contest, and while he stayed in initially, he did depart prior to the bottom of the ninth. Consider him day-to-day.
May 24 - 12:47 AM

Brian Roberts played hero for the Yankees Tuesday, taking Ernesto Frieri deep for the game-winning home run in a 4-3 victory against the Angels.

He finished 2-for-4 with two RBI. Roberts had a horrific start to the season, batting .213 with a .590 OPS as recently as the start of play on Friday. Since then, he's hit safely in four consecutive games, going 7-for-17 (.412). Roberts may just become AL-only relevant, after all. He's got the average up to .250 and the OPS up to .664.
May 7 - 1:25 AM

Brian Roberts went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout in Friday's blowout loss to the Angels.

Roberts has hit safely in four straight games (three of them multi-hit games), but he's still batting just .222/.315/.270 on the year. The oft-injured second baseman has just two extra-base hits so far. It's a great situation to play half of your games in Yankee Stadium, but he hasn't done anything to show that he'll take advantage of it.
Apr 25 - 11:26 PM

Brian Roberts went 3-for-5 with a triple, a double and two RBI in his return to the Yankees' lineup on Thursday.

Roberts hadn't played in five days because of a back strain. He was just 4-for-31 this season before his big game tonight.
Apr 17 - 10:58 PM

Brian Roberts (back) returned to the Yankees' starting lineup Thursday against the Rays.

Roberts has been nursing a lower back strain in recent days, but he's feeling good enough to give it a go. He's hitting eighth against David Price.
Apr 17 - 4:09 PM

Brian Roberts (back) thinks he could be available to play on Wednesday.

Roberts is nursing a lower back strain but has been given medication and is starting to feel better. Consider him day-to-day for now, but, given his history, a trip to the DL can't be ruled out. Yangervis Solarte is starting at second base in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Apr 16 - 10:31 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Brian Roberts
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Kelly Johnson
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1CC Sabathia
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Masahiro Tanaka
4Michael Pineda
5Brandon McCarthy
6David Phelps
7Chase Whitley
8Ivan Nova
9Shane Greene
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Matt Thornton
5Adam Warren
6David Huff
7Jeff Francis