Herrera (hamstring) will start in center field and bat second in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.
Herrera made his spring debut in Saturday's 13-5 loss to the Astros, going 1-for-2 with a double and a walk while serving as the Phillies' designated hitter. With Herrera coming out of that contest no worse for the wear, he'll now get the green light to man his normal spot in the outfield, signaling that he's made a full recovery from the left hamstring strain that has sidelined him for most of camp. Herrera should be able to get enough at-bats in before spring training comes to close, thereby guaranteeing his availability for Opening Day.
Herrera will be making his debut in the Phillies' spring lineup after the left hamstring strain kept him out of commission for approximately three weeks. The 27-year-old was able to get in some at-bats in a minor-league game Wednesday and will test himself against higher-level competition Saturday, but it's uncertain when the Phillies will clear him for his usual duties in the outfield. He should still be treated as day to day, but as long as he gets a start in the outfield before spring training draws to a close and picks up sufficient at-bats, Herrera will be in little danger of missing Opening Day.
Herrera (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Friday's spring game against the Marlins, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Herrera took some at-bats in a minor-league game Wednesday but it remains unclear whether he was able to run the bases or play the field. The 27-year-old has been out since Feb. 20 with the left hamstring strain, but he appears to be nearing a return to action. Herrera is expected to slot in as the starting center fielder, as the Phillies have continually expressed optimism about his status for Opening Day, .
The Phillies have taken things slowly with Herrera over the past three weeks while he's tended to a strained left hamstring, but the 27-year-old could be on the cusp of returning to action. He was able to take at-bats in a minor-league game Wednesday and could make his next appearance in the Grapefruit League, most likely as a designated hitter. The Phillies remain optimistic that Herrera will be ready to go for Opening Day, when he'll likely settle in as the team's starting center fielder.
Herrera (hamstring) is slated to take some at-bats Wednesday in a minor-league game, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The report doesn't reveal if Herrera will run the bases or play the outfield, activities that would provide a better indication of how the 27-year-old is coming along in his recovery from the left hamstring strain that has sidelined him for most of camp. In any case, Herrera's ability to face live pitching is a step in the right direction and suggests his return to the Grapefruit League lineup could be imminent. Assuming he's close to full strength by Opening Day, Herrera is likely to serve as the Phillies' primary center fielder.
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