Mora Missing Out

Melvin Mora is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list this Tuesday April 28th. He said he's feeling better and is continuing to get treatment on his tight hamstring but doesn't want to rush back if he's not one hundred percent.

Mora's hamstring has been a nagging injury in the past and he wants to nip it in the bud.

The tough part for Mora is wondering just how many RBIs he's missing out on right now. Considering the fact that Brian Roberts, Adam Jones, and Nick Markakis are all getting on base, Mora knows, batting in the five-hole, he'd have the opportunity to knock them in if he were healthy.

Mora has made it known he would like to go on a rehab assignment when he's activated so he can ease into running the bases---that's what's bothering him the most. He said that initial push off when he's sprinting to first is still painful. He's fine doing other activities like hitting and fielding.

With the way the Orioles are hitting on any given night, Mora said he doesn't want to be a hindrance on the base paths. He said right now he's only sixty to seventy percent and wouldn't be able to go first to third or second to home if he were on base and a teammate hit one in the gap.

Dave Trembley said he'll talk to Mora after today's batting practice to decide the next course of action, but said Melvin will most likely go on a rehab assignment when he's activated Tuesday.