Roberts to be examined by knee specialist

Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts is flying to Dallas on Wednesday to visit with a knee specialist after an attempt to take light batting practice in Sarasota didn't produce the desired results.

Roberts will be examined by Dr. Daniel Cooper, who previously worked with Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria.

Roberts remains on the 15-day disabled list after suffering the injury during the third game of the regular season at Tropicana Field. It's classified as a hamstring injury, but it involves a ruptured tendon behind his knee.

Manager Buck Showalter said Roberts is frustrated that his knee isn't feeling better after a month on the disabled list.

Roberts apparently has been in contact with Longoria.

Roberts still hasn't been placed on the 60-day disabled list, and Showalter said it's no more of a consideration now than it had been previously.

More to come.

For the Royals
Alex Gordon LF
Alcides Escobar SS
Billy Butler DH
Eric Hosmer 1B
Lorenzo Cain CF
Jeff Francoeur RF
Salvador Perez C
Miguel Tejada 3B
Elliot Johnson 2B

Ervin Santana RHP

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