If all continues to go well, he will be activated the first day he's eligible, which is Sunday.
"He's a force in our lineup," manager Bob Melvin said before Thursday night's 10-2 loss to the Orioles. "Even when he's not swinging well, he still has an impact."
Willie Bans is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.