Ryan Roberts 3B OAK 10 months ago

Roberts signed a minor-league contract with the Athletics on Sunday. He will report to Triple-A Nashville and bat fifth for them in Sunday's game.

The Athletics were forced to plunder from their Triple-A ranks with utility man Ben Zobrist landing on the disabled list following knee surgery, so Roberts will give the organization a little more depth in the infield. It wouldn't be surprising if Roberts received a call-up at some point in the near future once he gets some at-bats under his belt with Nashville, but the Athletics probably aren't viewing him as an eventual everyday lineup solution at second or third base.

Ryan Roberts 3B OAK 11 months ago

Roberts was granted his unconditional release from the Royals on Saturday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Evidently, Roberts saw the writing on the wall as far as his chances of making the Opening Day roster, and asked that he be allowed to seek an opportunity elsewhere. The 34-year-old went 7-for-32 (.219 average) with two walks and 11 strikeouts in 18 spring games.

Ryan Roberts 3B OAK 1 year ago

Roberts signed a minor league contract with the Royals on Wednesday.

Roberts contract includes an invite to spring training, where he will attempt to latch on to a contending team in the Royals. The 34-year-old has Omar Infante ahead of him on the depth chart, but could be in contention for a roster spot with a strong spring training.

Ryan Roberts 3B OAK 2 years ago

INF Ryan Roberts cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Roberts was designated for assignment on Friday after hitting .109 in 22 plate appearances. The Red Sox signed him to a one-year deal in the first week of April to replace Will Middlebrooks. Brock Holt will get the playing time at third base until Middlebrooks returns.

Ryan Roberts 3B OAK 2 years ago1 Comment

Red Sox designated INF Ryan Roberts for assignment.

That didn't take long. Roberts was brought in on a one-year deal a week and a half ago but has been given the boot after picked up just two singles in 19 at-bats. Jonathan Herrera and Brock Holt will handle third base until Will Middlebrooks (calf) returns.

Ryan Roberts 3B OAK 2 years ago

Ryan Roberts went 0-for-2 with two walks in his Red Sox debut in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

The Red Sox brought Roberts on board on Monday to fill in for the injured Will Middlebrooks. Roberts handles the strike zone well, but doesn't hit for average and doesn't hit for enough power to make up for it. Leagues with on-base percentage are obviously a much better fit for Roberts, but he does swipe the occasional base, making him worth a consideration in deeper leagues. He may only have a few weeks' worth of value, however, assuming Middlebrooks returns by the end of April or early May.

Ryan Roberts 3B OAK 2 years ago

Ryan Roberts will make his Red Sox debut Tuesday against the Rangers.

Roberts signed a one-year deal with Boston on Monday and will split playing time with Jonathan Herrera at third base while Will Middlebrooks (calf) is sidelined. He's not an option outside of AL-only fantasy leagues.

Ryan Roberts 3B OAK 2 years ago

Red Sox signed INF Ryan Roberts to a one-year contract.

Roberts gives Boston depth at third base while Will Middlebrooks nurses a calf strain. Roberts was released by the Cubs at the end of spring training and is not a good fantasy bet, even if he works his way into regular playing time. The 33-year-old is a .245/.321/.392 career hitter in 510 major league games.

Ryan Roberts 3B OAK 2 years ago

Cubs released INF Ryan Roberts.

Roberts did not make the Cubs' Opening Day roster, so he used the out clause in his minor league contract on Thursday. He'll try to sign quickly with a new team.

Ryan Roberts 3B OAK 2 years ago

Cubs signed INF Ryan Roberts to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

It's a good landing spot for him, as the Cubs don't really have much at second or third base. Roberts batted just .247/.295/.377 with five homers and 17 RBI in 162 at-bats for the Rays in 2013, but he's versatile and won't have trouble cracking the Opening Day roster.