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Orioles reinstate 2B Brian Roberts from the paternity leave list


The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated 2B BRIAN ROBERTS from the paternity leave list and have optioned INF DANNY VALENCIA to Triple-A Norfolk.

Roberts, 35, is batting .245/.283/.357 in 30 games for the Orioles this season. His wife Diana had their first child, a son, Jax, on Friday.

Valencia batted .216/.256/.500 (16-for-74) with five homers and 10 RBI in 25 games for the Orioles this season.

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