O's remain hopeful Kim can avoid DL; club will know more after Thursday's workout - BaltimoreBaseball.com

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O’s remain hopeful Kim can avoid DL; club will know more after Thursday’s workout

Days after exiting with an injury, the Orioles and Hyun Soo Kim remain hopeful that the outfielder can avoid the disabled list, although that won’t be determined fully until Thursday’s workout at Tropicana Field, according to an industry source.

Kim, 28, strained his right hamstring while running to first base in the first inning of Sunday’s victory against the Los Angeles Angels.

He was removed from the game and said afterward that he hoped to avoid the disabled list.

That remains a possibility, but the club wants to see how he is responding to treatment Thursday.

At the time of the injury, Kim’s interpreter told manager Buck Showalter that Kim had had a similar injury before in Korea around the All Star Break there, and returned to play a few days later.

Among semi-regulars, Kim is leading the team in batting average (.329) and on-base percentage (.410) while playing against right-handed pitching.   

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