Brian Roberts has signed with the New York Yankees for a one-year deal for$2 million with incentives. Roberts has been a Baltimore Orioles since he was drafted in 1999. Roberts made his major league debut for the Orioles in 2001 and has been a fan favorite. People on social media have been extremely saddened from Roberts signing with the Yankees.
Roberts is a two-time All Star and was the Orioles face of the franchise during its darkest times. The second baseman always played hard and was always involved with the community.
In recent years, Roberts has been hurt and has not played over 100 games since 2009. Some of his injuries were his own fault as he gave himself a concussion by hitting himself in the head with a baseball bat. Still the Orioles stood by him as he tried to recover and some thought he should just retire.
Still Roberts was the one of the highest players on the Orioles making about $10 million each year and hardly played. In 2012 he only played 17 games for the Orioles and only hit .182 when he did play. Collecting the same salary.
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