Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that Brian Roberts will likely be placed on the disabled list due to headaches he’s been suffering since he slid head first into first base (why?!) during Monday’s game. The Orioles are still evaluating him, but given that he suffered a concussion last season, one would think that caution is warranted.
Infielder Trevor Plouffe has signed a minor league deal with the Phillies, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports. Plouffe asked for and was granted his release from the Rangers earlier this month.
Plouffe, 31, had a double and a home run in 17 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock to start the 2018 season. He spent last year with the Athletics and Rays, putting up a meager .198/.272/.318 batting line in 100 games.
Plouffe has mostly played third base throughout his career, but can also handle the other three infield spots and both outfield corners, so he’ll serve as organizational depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley for the Phillies.