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"It's awesome,'' Roberts said. "It's been a huge blessing. Most people know of my passion and affinity for kids. Being able to add that to our life…to be able to have that is really great timing for us after all that has gone on. I think it has provided us with an extra boost."
It's been a long three years for Roberts, who has suffered a variety of injuries that have severely limited his playing time. He suffered multiple concussions that cost him parts of the 2010 and 2011 seasons and his 2012 seaosn ended after just 17 games because of a torn labrum that needed surgery. He also underwent hernia surgery in December, but is in camp and has looked very comfortable in batting practice.