Hays went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays.
While he didn't hit the ball with much authority -- two of his singles never left the infield -- Hays still did his job from the top of the batting order. The 25-year-old is on a roll to close out the season, putting together multi-hit performances in five of his last eight games and slashing .455/.486/.758 over that stretch with three solo homers and eight total runs scored.
Hays went 3-for-5 with a double, a solo home run and two additional runs scored in Thursday's 13-1 rout of the Red Sox.
The lower half of the O's order put on a hitting clinic as four different Baltimore hitters racked up three hits each, with none of them batting higher than Hays in the No. 5 spot. For the third straight season, the 25-year-old has had trouble staying healthy., but when Hays has been in the lineup he's been reasonably productive, slashing .275/.333/.404 through 30 games with four homers, two steals, eight RBI and 18 runs.
Hays went 3-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 9-1 loss to the Red Sox.
Hays' seventh-inning blast off Red Sox reliever Mike Kickham was the Orioles' lone run in the contest. It was Hays' third homer of the year, to go with seven RBI, 15 runs scored and a pair of stolen bases in 29 games.
Hays went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a 2-1 loss to the Rays on Friday.
Hays provided the lone run for the Orioles when he took Tyler Glasnow deep to left to open up the bottom half of the fourth. It was his first home run since he was activated off the injured list Sept. 14. The 25-year-old is hitting .227/.296/.307 with two homers, six RBI and 12 runs scored in 98 plate appearances and will look to finish the season on a strong note after missing a month with a fractured rib.
Hays (ribs) was activated off the 10-day injured list Monday and will be in the lineup against Atlanta, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Hays wound up missing a month with a fractured rib. He'd struggled to a .203/.273/.246 slash line in 77 plate appearances prior to suffering the injury, but he's still likely to play a significant role down the stretch in center field.
Hays (ribs) should return from the injured list within the next few days, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
He has missed a month with a fractured rib, but it sounds like he will return sometime during the upcoming home series against Atlanta. Once activated, Hays and Cedric Mullins are expected to share center field duties while also likely getting the occassional start in right or left field down the stretch.
Hays (ribs) had a simulated game rained out Wednesday but could return from the injured list sometime next week, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
The 25-year-old figures to take part in a sim game within the next couple days, and he could be cleared to return after receiving about a week's worth of at-bats. Hays has been sidelined by the non-displaced rib fracture since mid-August.
Hays (ribs) is expected to resume baseball activities soon and return to the roster at some point within the next two weeks, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Hays has been out with a non-displaced rib fracture since mid-August but appears to be trending in the right direction. He hit just .203/.273/.246 in 19 games prior to suffering the injury.
Hays (rib fracture) is without a timetable to return, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
The Orioles originally said Hays would miss the minimum 10 days with the injury, which would have allowed him to return Tuesday. However, he either suffered a setback or has just been slower to heal than anticipated. At this point, it's tough to continue rostering Hays in mixed leagues that don't have IL spots.
Hays' fractured rib is coming along slowly, but the outfielder cold be back within two weeks, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Hays will be eligible to return from the injured list Tuesday, but it doesn't sound as though he'll be able to do so. He should return to his regular role once healthy, though the arrival of Ryan Mountcastle crowds the Orioles' outfield.
Hays was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a non-displaced rib fracture.
It is unclear if this is an injury that Hays has been dealing with for a certain period of time or if it something that has recently developed as he was in the starting lineup for the Orioles on Friday. There is currently no timetable for his return.
Hays went 2-for-5 with an inside-the-park home run and two RBI on Tuesday against the Phillies.
Hays came through with the decisive hit of the contest, after he smoked a line drive that center fielder Roman Quinn misplayed. That allowed Hays to score on an inside-the-park home run, his first homer of the season. Hays has gotten near-everyday playing time, but has struggled to make much of it by posting a .214/.286/.268 line in 63 plate appearances.
Hays is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Marlins, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Hays started in center field and batted sixth in Game 1, but his struggles continued as he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. Cedric Mullins will work in center field for the O's in the nightcap.
Hays went 2-for-3 with a stolen base in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Marlins.
The O's only managed three hits in total on the night, so Hays' production went for naught. The 25-year-old outfielder is off to a sluggish start to 2020, hitting .152 (5-for-33) through nine games, and while he's still looking for his first extra-base hit, his two stolen bases have salvaged some fantasy value.
Hays is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays.
Hays will take a seat for the first time this season after serving as the Orioles' starting center fielder and leadoff man through the club's first eight games, going 3-for-28 (.107) with three runs, an RBI and a stolen base. Second baseman Hanser Alberto will ascend to the top of the order in the series finale in Hays' stead while Cedric Mullins picks up a start in center field.
Hays (knee) is in the lineup for Tuesday's exhibition game against the Nationals, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Hays left Sunday's exhibition against the Phillies after getting struck in the knee by a pitch, but the issue was never thought to be serious. He should be ready to take the field on Opening Day.
Hays (knee) is expected to be fine after being hit by a pitch in Sunday's exhibition game, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Hays is a little sore after Sunday's contest and may not play in Monday's exhibition game, but the issue isn't believed to be serious. The 25-year-old was already scheduled to leave the game after his at-bat when he was hit, and the team isn't concerned about his status going forward.
Hays left Sunday's exhibition game against the Phillies after being hit in the left knee by a pitch, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
Hays received three at-bats during Sunday's game and could have been on track to exit the game anyway. However, he was replaced by a pinch runner in the exhibition game after being hit by a pitch. Hays was able to head to the clubhouse carrying his personal effects, which signals that the issue may not be serious. Whether the 25-year-old will miss any time remains to be seen.
Hays could serve as Baltimore's leadoff hitter once the season begins, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Although Hays didn't have the most impressive spring as he hit .179/.273/.286 with three extra-base hits and seven strikeouts over 33 plate appearances, he's still likely on track to start the season as the Orioles' center fielder and their leadoff hitter. The 24-year-old only appeared in 21 major-league games last season, but he managed to record a .373 on-base percentage with four home runs and 13 RBI.
Hays is not in Saturday's lineup against the Red Sox.
He is hitting .333 with four home runs and two steals in his last 10 games. Stevie Wilkerson is starting in center field and batting seventh.
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|09/24||@ BOS||W 13-1||5||3||3||1||1||0||0|
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|09/20||vs TB||W 2-1||4||1||1||0||0||0||0|
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