The Baltimore Orioles announced today that second-baseman Brian Roberts will return to the team this week after taking paternity leave for the birth of his son.
Roberts' son, Jax, was born on Friday.
The 35-year-old Roberts is batting .245/.283/.357 in 30 games for the Orioles this season. He's top of the depth chart for the team's second-basemen ahead of Ryan Flaherty and Alexi Castilla.
To make room for Roberts, the Orioles have optioned infielder Danny Valencia to Triple-A Norfolk. Valencia batted .216/.256/.500 (16-for-74) with five homers and 10 RBI in 25 games for the Orioles this season.