BALTIMORE -- Following Sunday's 4-2 loss in the season finale, Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts clarified the concussion-like symptoms that sidelined him for the team's final six games.
"I just have some lack of balance and some headaches, and just stuff that hasn't been a whole lot of fun," said Roberts, who is scheduled to get a CAT scan on Monday.
"I don't know 100 percent [what caused the headaches], but it was on Monday night. In frustration, I whacked myself on the head with my bat in the ninth. I had my helmet on. It's something I've done a million times, but I still can't tell you for sure if that was it. But that's the only thing that I can point to, because that night and the next morning, I just didn't feel good."
Roberts was a late scratch from Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay and played in just 59 games this season -- after missing three-and-a-half months with a herniated disk in his lower back. He said that he didn't anticipate this issue hampering his readiness for next spring and acknowledged that it has been one of the most trying seasons of his career.
"It's been one for the memory banks, but not for the best memory bank, I guess," Roberts said. "But there's been some good things. And just because things don't go exactly the way you want them to, it doesn't mean that it's all been a negative, a wash, because certainly since [manager Buck Showalter has] gotten here, we've done some great things. And I'll be ready to go February 2011. It just hasn't been the best 2010."