Joseph (groin) was activated from the DL on Thursday, the Baltimore Sun reports. He will return to his role as backup to Matt Wieters with Francisco Pena optioned to Triple-A Norfolk in a corresponding move. While Joseph managed 28 extra-base hits in 100 games with the big club last year, he has just two in 23 games this year (both doubles), resulting in a dismal .030 isolated power mark.
Joseph (groin) should be activated Friday, MASN Sports reports. Joseph caught three straight days in the minors before taking Wednesday off. He will rejoin the team Thursday, but it appears he will not be activated until Friday. Over 11 minor league games, Joseph went 11-for-38 with two home runs and two doubles.
Joseph (groin) could be back with the Orioles by Wednesday after planning to catch in a rehab contest Monday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports. Joseph has been on the DL since May 31 after taking a foul ball to the groin area during a game against the Red Sox. He will catch his first rehab game Monday after being a DH for six games with Double-A Bowie and High-A Frederick over the past couple weeks. Joseph has gone 9-for-20 with one home run and four RBI during his rehab stint, and could be back with the team after Monday's game.
Joseph (groin) is scheduled to catch Monday for the first time during his rehab assignment, MASN Sports reports. To this point, Joseph has been limited to DH activities after his gruesome injury. In five games minor league games, he is 8-for-15 with a home run and a double. Joseph could return to the Orioles after about a week behind the plate.
Joseph (groin) will join High-A Frederick for a rehab stint Friday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports. Joseph has been cleared to hit after visiting a doctor Wednesday, but he won't be able to resume catching until June 27 at the earliest. He figures to get regular starts in the minors as a DH in the meantime, but he'll likely be held back from rejoining the big league roster until he's able to get through game action behind the plate.