Description: The Red Sox have designated infielder Ryan Roberts for assignment.
Insight: Roberts went just 2-for-19 during his brief tenure with the Sox. His roster spot will be filled by Brock Holt.
4/8/2014 2:16:00 PM
Description: Red Sox newly-acquired infielder Ryan Roberts will make his debut on Tuesday night at third base.
Insight: Roberts was cut by the Cubs last month after hitting .237 in spring training. He's insurance for the injured Will Middlebrooks. The last time he was fantasy relevant was 2010 when he smacked 19 homers and stole 18 bases for Arizona.
4/7/2014 6:26:00 PM
Description: The Red Sox have signed infielder Ryan Roberts to a one-year deal.
Insight: He'll give the team some insurance at third base while Middlebrooks is out with a calf strain. Roberts was cut by the Cubs last month after hitting .237 in spring training.
12/13/2013 3:25:00 PM
Description: Infielder Ryan Roberts was signed to a minor league contract by the Chicago Cubs.
Insight: Roberts never got it going in Tampa Bay. His best season came in 2011 when he played full-time in Arizona and batted .249 with 19 HR, 65 RBI, 86 runs scored and 18 stolen bases. Given the talent level in Chicago, he has a chance to make the big club.
6/16/2013 6:36:00 PM
Description: The Rays shipped Ryan Roberts to Triple-A to make room for top prospect Wil Myers.
Insight: "Tatman" has been struggling all year and he probably deserved to be the odd man out. Despite his struggles, Roberts (.238, 3 HR, 13 RBI) should get another chance in the big leagues later this season.
4/22/2013 9:54:00 PM
Description: Rays infielder Ryan Roberts bopped a pair of homers Monday in a win over the Yankees.
Insight: Roberts has gone 7-for-15 at the plate over his last four outings. He had been hitless in his career against CC Sabathia prior to Monday.
9/11/2012 9:35:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay third baseman Ryan Roberts has never had much success against Orioles starter Jason Hammel with just one hit, a single, in 14 career at-bats.
Insight: Roberts (.238, 9 HRs, 47 RBIs) has just one hit in lis last 10 at-bats over a three-game span and this matchup isn't likely to help him break out of the slump.
7/20/2012 8:37:00 PM
Description: Arizona third baseman Ryan Roberts will be on the bench for Friday night's game against the Astros.
Insight: Roberts (.245, 6 HRs, 32 RBIs) has only been in the lineup twice since the All-Star break and at this point he's not getting consistent enough playing time to really be considered a legitimate fantasy option.
7/1/2012 2:03:00 PM
Description: Arizona third baseman Ryan Roberts will get the afternoon off Sunday when the Diamondbacks take on the Brewers.
Insight: Roberts (.236, 6 HRs, 32 RBIs) was supposed to get the day off on Saturday but he ended up being a late addition to the starting lineup. He finished the game 2-4 with a pair of singles.
6/29/2012 2:34:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Ryan Roberts should be poised for a big fantasy night Friday against Milwaukee. He's a .467 career batter versus Brewers starter Randy Wolf.
Insight: Roberts (.236, 6 HRs, 32 RBIs) didn't start Thursday night's game but he smacked his sixth home run of the season Wednesday against Atlanta. Expect another strong effort from Roberts Friday against Milwaukee's veteran lefthander.
6/28/2012 6:01:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks third baseman Ryan Roberts is not listed in the starting lineup for Thursday night's series finale against the Braves.
Insight: After going hitless in his previous two games, Roberts (.236, 6 HRs, 32 RBIs) broke through with a three-run homer in Wednesday's 6-4 loss to Atlanta. Willie Bloomquist (.292, 0 HRs, 12 RBIs) will draw the start at third in Roberts' place.
6/21/2012 10:22:00 AM
Description: Arizona third baseman Ryan Roberts collected his first career inside-the-park home run Wednesday in the Diamondbacks' 14-10 win over the Mariners.
Insight: As novel as it is to hit an inside-the-parker, in fantasy it counts just the same as a regular home run. The home run was Roberts' fifth of the season and his second of the month.
6/19/2012 9:05:00 PM
Description: Arizona infielder Ryan Roberts is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game versus the Mariners.
Insight: Roberts' fantasy owners might want to invest in time travel. Roberts was terrific in 2011 (.249, 19 HRs, 65 RBIs) but hasn't been able to get much going so far this season (.241, 4 HRs, 26 RBIs).
5/23/2012 10:48:00 AM
Description: Arizona utility guy Ryan Roberts is no longer the everyday third baseman, but we would be surprised if he isn't somewhere in the Diamondbacks lineup on Wednesday. He's hit three homers in 14 at-bats against Dodgers starter Ted Lilly.
Insight: Roberts had two hits on Tuesday and is batting .344 over his last eight games, but starting third baseman and recent call up Josh Bell homered on Tuesday. Hopefully manager Kirk Gibson will find a place in his lineup for Roberts.
5/18/2012 7:50:00 PM
Description: Ryan Roberts won't be in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup Friday night against the Royals.
Insight: Roberts has played in eight straight games, so manager Kirk Gibson is giving Cody Ransom a turn at third base. The veteran utility player started off slow for the Diamondbacks but right now he's in the midst of a five-game hitting streak. He has batted .381 during the streak, which is over 100 points higher than his season average of .232.
5/5/2012 8:38:00 PM
Description: Ryan Roberts had a good game Saturday against the Mets, finishing the afternoon with two hits and a walk. One of Roberts' hits was a solo home run, his second dinger of the season.
Insight: Roberts was one of the bigger surprises of the 2011 fantasy season, collecting a career-high 19 homers while maintaining eligibility at several different positions. 2012 has not been nearly as kind to the Arizona infielder (.184, 2 HRs, 11 RBIs) but perhaps he'll be able to build off of this strong performance and become fantasy relevant again.
5/1/2012 6:58:00 PM
Description: Ryan Roberts isn't in the starting lineup tonight for Arizona's game against the Nationals.
Insight: Roberts is in the midst of a terrible slump (1 for his last 28) and is slowly starting to lose playing time to Cody Ransom (.318, 2 HRs, 7 RBIs).
4/29/2012 11:05:00 AM
Description: Arizona third baseman Ryan Roberts is expected to sit on Sunday against Miami.
Insight: Roberts is batting just .159 this season and likely can use the day of rest. Roberts was a huge fantasy bargain last season, surprising experts by hitting 19 homers and stealing 18 bases. Hopefully, he'll find his batting stroke soon.
5/1/2011 7:57:00 PM
Description: Arizona's Ryan Roberts went 2-3 with a solo HR in today's win over the Cubs.
Insight: Roberts is batting .328 with 6 home runs. While he has played most of his games at 3B, he could be eligible at 2B or OF in your leagues, depending on your format. His value goes up if he has multi-position eligibility.
4/20/2011 5:38:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks 3B Ryan Roberts hit 2 homers yesterday, scoring twice, driving in 3 runs; he also stole a base.
Insight: With 4 HR's, 2 steals, and a .382 average he is worth using in all formats right now. If you are missing your 3B, like Ryan Zimmerman, Roberts is someone to consider while he is swinging a ht bat. Remember, his career batting average is just .262, so this hot streak might not last much longer.
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