O's Brian Roberts is finally doing … something

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You may have forgotten that the Orioles have one of the top second basemen in the league.  OK, maybe not.  But it sure does seem like Brian Roberts has been sidelined for an eternity with back and lat muscle issues.

According to MLB.com’s Noah Rosentstein, Roberts has finally begun participating in light baseball activities.  What does that entail, exactly?  We don’t know.  But neither does O’s interim manager Juan Samuel and he’s satisfied nonetheless:

“What that means, there’s no description to it, but he just added very
light [baseball activities],” Samuel said Saturday. “That’s what my
report says.”

Roberts is probably jogging lightly, hitting off a tee, and possibly even fielding some slow-rollers.  He has been on the disabled list since the first week of the regular season and the hope is that he will return during the month of July.  Of course, the Orioles are already 24 games back in the American League East with a record of 22-52.

Addison Russell had an allergic reaction to something he ate from the postgame spread

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Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Cubs shortstop Addison Russell stayed overnight in Denver after having an allergic reaction to something he ate from the postgame spread in the clubhouse at Coors Field after Sunday afternoon’s game. Russell spent a couple of hours at a hospital in Denver for observation on Sunday night.

Russell has a shellfish allergy and believes something he ate might have been mistakenly labeled as not having shrimp in it.

The Cubs took two of three games from the Rockies. After Monday’s day off, the Cubs open a brief two-game series in Cleveland for a rematch of the 2016 World Series. Russell flew with the team to Cleveland and believes he will be in good enough shape to play on Tuesday.

Russell, 24, has had a slow start to the season. He’s hitting .219/.324/.281 across 74 plate appearances.