Roberts Injury May Prompt Orioles To Explore Trade Market

Orioles president Andy MacPhail says the Orioles are now considering contingency plans in case second baseman Brian Roberts is not ready for the start of the season, reports Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun.  Roberts is dealing with a herniated disc in his back, and also had a bad reaction to medication he took for the injury.

According to Zrebiec, "MacPhail said he might start having his scouts look at who is available on the trade market along with exploring internal options."  Current Orioles Robert Andino, Ty Wigginton, and Justin Turner have experience at second base.

My own speculation on potential second base trade candidates brings five names: Julio Lugo, Delwyn Young, Ramon Vazquez, Augie Ojeda, and Gregorio Petit.

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