Odubel Herrera Looks Like a Go for This Weekend

The Phillies are inching closer to having their opening day lineup back on the field.

Shortstop and No. 2 hitter Jean Segura returned from a hamstring issue last weekend.

Odubel Herrera should be back from his hamstring injury this weekend.

"He's very, very close," manager Gabe Kapler said before Friday night's game. "It could happen (Saturday), it could happen Sunday."

When Herrera returns, he will play center field, Andrew McCutchen will move back to left field, and the Phils will have their opening day eight back on the field.

Herrera has not played since April 17. He is hitting .270 with a homer, seven RBIs and a .700 OPS.

Scott Kingery remains on the injured list with a hamstring strain suffered April 19 in Denver. Kingery is making progress but is not close to being activated. He only began running on Wednesday and has been basically limited to jogging. Kingery's timetable will come into better focus as he ramps up his activity in the next week.

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