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.

Alex Bregman shaved his mustache off in the middle of Sunday’s game

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Astros third baseman Alex Bregman apparently wasn’t happy with his mustache on Sunday afternoon as he shaved it off in between innings during his team’s contest against the Royals. Bregman walked and later scored in the Astros’ eight-run second inning, but when he took his next plate appearance in the fourth inning, he was clean-shaven.

Sometimes you just need to switch things up. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️

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Bregman made a throwing error in the seventh and finished 0-for-4 with the walk on the afternoon. The Astros won 11-3.

Bregman isn’t the only player to make headlines for his facial hair recently. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper recently shaved his signature beard. The Yankees approve of what both players have done.