Orlando went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season against the Tigers on Wednesday. After hitting .302 over 128 games for the Royals last season, Orlando had his 2017 derailed by injury, the result being that he's played in just 77 games split between three levels. With only 76 MLB at-bats on the season coming into Wednesday's game, it's no big surprise that he hadn't gone yard yet. He's still hitting just .175/.205/.225 while doing part-time work in center field.
Orlando was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday. He hit .293/.357/.431 with two home runs and two steals in 30 games at Triple-A. Unfortunately, playing time will be hard to come by, as the Royals have a handful of outfielders who figure to get semi-regular at-bats down the stretch.
Orlando (shin) was activated from the 60-day DL and optioned to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday. He will have to wait until rosters expand in September to join the big-league club. Orlando hit .293/.359/.446 with two home runs and two steals in 24 games while rehabbing with Omaha. Orlando will likely be summoned in September, but Jorge Soler is a better bet for production following roster expansion.
Orlando (shin) will have his rehab assignment transferred to Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. Orlando has played well with Double-A Northwest Arkansas, batting .341 with a .791 OPS over 12 games, so he'll take his rehab to the next level. The move could indicate a return from the disabled list in the near future, as he continues to recover from a fractured shin he suffered back in May. The 31-year-old could presumably remain in the minors once activated, but certainly presents a viable option for a September call-up.
Orlando (shin) is 8-for-26 (.308) with five walks and four runs since beginning his rehab assignment on Aug. 3 with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. The 31-year-old outfielder got off to a rough start (.149/.184/.149) through 14 games with the Royals before being sent back down to Triple-A Omaha. In May, Orlando fractured his shin on a foul ball, and the rehab process didn't go smoothly. He's finally back on the field now, and performing at a high level, too. The biggest question is whether or not the Royals have any desire to recall him considering the club's outfield is overcrowded as it is.
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