Anthony Santander might be nearing his return from a sprained left ankle. The Orioles outfielder is about to start a rehab project with Double-A Bowie on Friday.
Santander, who final performed for Baltimore on April 20, will break up time between the outfield and designated hitter over the subsequent few days.
The switch-hitter’s return ought to present a lift for an Orioles offense that entered Thursday with the second-fewest runs scored (138) within the American League behind the Tigers.
Earlier than his damage, Santander had gotten off to a sluggish begin, hitting .196 with two homers and a .551 OPS in 62 plate appearances. Nonetheless, he blasted 31 house runs and posted an .807 OPS in 130 video games throughout 2019-20.