https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/412809051710697472 The 36 year old Brian Roberts hit .249/.312/.392 in a limited 2013. Since 2009, Roberts has played in just 192 games thanks to an abdominal strain, hip strain, knee contusions, neck problems, back spasms, hamstring issues, concussions, and ankle issues. He's a walking time bomb, and I seriously hope this is a minor league deal.
UPDATE: (12:25 AM) https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/412815158248243200
So yea, it sounds like this is either a minor league deal or a very low risk major league deal. The team still wants more insurance at second base, but Roberts has the potential of being a useful bench option. In a recent interview, Cashman said he still needs a couple of big upgrades in the offense, so I don't think this is one of them.