Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier is set to return from the disabled list after the All-Star break, MLB.com’s Bill Chastain reports. The Rays open up the second half at home against the Orioles, then head out on the road for nine games.
Kiermaier broke two metacarpal bones in his left hand, attempting to rob Tigers catcher JamesMcCann of a hit on May 21. He is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Charlotte on Monday.
Kiermaier went to the disabled list batting .236/.307/.447 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 137 plate appearances. He’s considered one of the best defensive center fielders in the game, so getting him back will be a boon for the Rays’ pitching staff.