BALTIMORE -- Second baseman Robert Andino (left shoulder strain) could rejoin the Orioles as early as next Friday, with plans for him to start a rehab assignment Sunday for Triple-A Norfolk.
The original plan was for Andino to go to the team's extended spring training facility in Sarasota, Fla., but the team's training staff no longer felt that was necessary. Andino is eligible to come off the disabled list on Tuesday.
"He's doing real well," manager Buck Showalter said of Andino, who has been sidelined since July 16. "He's actually swinging the bat well ... most tough guys like that are also pretty quick healers."
Andino has been with the team the last two days and was out taking pregame batting practice on Friday.