The Athletics signed infielder Ryan Roberts to a minor-league contract, according to A's Triple-A affiliate Nashville play-by-play announcer Jeff Hem. Roberts will start at third base and bat fifth for the Nashville Sounds in Sunday's game in New Orleans.
The Royals have decided to part ways with infielder Ryan Roberts and given him his unconditional release, the team announced Saturday. Roberts, 34, hit .219 with a double and a triple in 18 spring training games this season.
The Royals announced Wednesday they signed free-agent infielder Ryan Roberts and pitcher Joe Paterson to minor-league contracts. Both players received invites to spring training as non-roster invitees.
Red Sox infielder Ryan Roberts cleared waivers Monday and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket. Roberts was designated for assignment Friday.
The Red Sox have promoted hot-hitting Brock Holt and placed him in the starting lineup at third base for the Friday night game against Baltimore. Ryan Roberts, who had been brought in to replace the injured Will Middlebrooks, has been designated for assignment. Holt was batting .380 with six doubles in 50 at-bats at Triple-A Pawtucket before his call-up by the Red Sox. He will bat ninth in his 2014 major league debut.