In two recalls by the Phillies in 2007, the 28-year-old outfielder went 8-for-28 in 28 games, serving mainly as a base-running and defensive replacement.
From an Orioles news release - Roberson spent most of last season with Triple-A Ottawa, where he hit .266 in 113 games playing primarily in center field. A switch-hitter, Roberson was drafted by the Phils in the 9th round of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft and made his major league debut in 2006. He was named the Phillies' best minor league player and Eastern League rookie of the year in 2005 after hitting .311/.365/.465 with AA Reading.
Beerleaguer: The Phillies needed to clear space on the 40-man roster and managed to get something in return for a player who didn’t factor into their plans. With So Taguchi and Chris Snelling rounding out the outfield depth chart, Roberson – whose value includes speed and defense – didn't have a spot. The Phillies still have seven outfielders on the 40-man roster and must make another move to get it below 40. At 28, Roberson is who he is. For Orioles fans reading this, he’s staying sharp this winter in Mexico, as he usually does. [Link] On a personal note, he’s the son of former NBA player Will Roberson, who played for Detroit.