Infielder Navarro takes Roberts’ place on 25-man roster

April 05, 2013 | WNST Staff


The Orioles announced Friday that they have recalled infielder Yamaico Navarro from Triple-A Norfolk and placed infielder Brian Roberts on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

Navarro, 25, was acquired from Pittsburgh on November 30, 2012 in exchange for minor league RHP JHONDANIEL MEDINA. He batted .276/.417/.379 in 29 spring training at-bats for the Orioles after hitting .279/.366/.491 in 66 games with Triple-A Indianapolis last season and going 8-for-50 with the Pirates. He will wear #54.

Roberts, 35, went 5-for-12 with a double, run scored, RBI and stolen base in the first three games of the season.