Orioles outfielder Joey Rickard, currently on the disabled list with a left middle finger spring, won’t return when he’s eligible Wednesday, but Rickard believes he’s not too far behind.
Manager Buck Showalter said Rickard is able to grip a bat and hold a ball, but Rickard said there’s still some stiffness and swelling in the finger.
“I haven’t started baseball activities, but we’re not too worried about that considering it’s only been a week or so since I’ve played in games,” Rickard said. “We’re just working on getting the strength back, getting the mobility back. As soon as that’s better, I think I’ll be ready to go.”