Why a Healthy Brian Roberts Should Start over Robert Andino

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Why a Healthy Brian Roberts Should Start over Robert Andino
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With Brian Roberts set to start his rehab assignment today, it raises the question of how the Baltimore Orioles should handle him upon his return. Based on the numbers, a healthy Roberts should play over Robert Andino everyday.

Roberts was seen as one of the premier leadoff men in all of baseball prior to the past two seasons, which he has missed due to concussion symptoms, but now he appears close to returning.

Andino on the other hand has emerged as a fan favorite in Baltimore thanks to a walk-off single last season against the Red Sox and a great month of April this season.

Many Orioles fans believe that even if Roberts is able to return to the Orioles, Andino should continue to play everyday at second base. But if one looks past his final at-bat of last season and a few good weeks to start this season, it is clear Andino is more suited for a utility role than as a major league regular.

If Roberts can actually prove that he has recovered from his injuries, he should take over for Andino. 

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