Odubel Herrera Looks Like a Go for This Weekend

Updated: Saturday, 2:18 p.m.

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

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

Odubel Herrera is now back from his hamstring injury.

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

Herrera on Saturday was activated from the 10-day injured list. To make room on the 25-man roster, Aaron Altherr was designated for assignment.

When Herrera returns to the lineup, 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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