{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Kearns targets early return from disabled list

Kearns targets early return from disabled list

|
Kearns targets early return from disabled list
MIAMI -- Once his 15-day disabled list stint is up, chances are Austin Kearns will be ready to be re-instated.

The Marlins outfielder went on the DL with a right hamstring strain on Thursday, retroactive to Wednesday. The earliest date the veteran would be eligible to rejoin the club is June 7, when Miami is at home against Atlanta.

"I hope so," Kearns said of returning at the soonest possible date. "I think that's a possibility. We'll see when we start doing more."

Kearns injured his hamstring while scoring from first base on a Giancarlo Stanton double last Tuesday against the Rockies.

In 22 games, he's given Miami production off the bench and in a spot-start role, primarily against left-handed pitching. He's batting .375 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 48 at-bats.

"I've just been riding the bike and walking on the treadmill," Kearns said of his rehab routine. "I took some swings off the tee. It's getting better. It seems like it is getting better each day. That's a good thing."

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español