Neil Walker 2B PIT 18 Hrs

Neil Walker went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, an RBI double, and a bases-loaded walk in Tuesday's victory over the Dodgers.

Another productive night for Walker, who has now homered in three out of his last six contests. His second-inning solo home run put the Pirates up 1-0 and he continued to be a pest for the Dodgers all night long. The second baseman has been among the most productive at his position, now with a .286/.357/.474 slash line, 15 home runs, and 48 RBI.

Neil Walker 2B PIT 10 Days

Neil Walker hit his 13th home run in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

Walker drove in two on the afternoon, bringing in a run with a groundout in the fourth inning before blasting the solo shot in the sixth. He's got a good shot at setting a career best in home runs this year -- his 16 homers in 2013 are the current record -- and he owns a .271/.342/.444 line heading into the second half.

Neil Walker 2B PIT 17 Days

Neil Walker had an RBI, a run scored and a stolen base in a win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Walker did a little bit of everything, collecting a single and hitting a sacrifice fly RBI in three official at-bats. The stolen base was Walker's second of the season, his first stolen base in over three months. The second baseman is hitting .272/.341/.427 on the season.

Neil Walker 2B PIT 18 Days

Neil Walker is not in the Pirates starting lineup on Saturday.

It's just a day of rest for the veteran infielder who is currently riding a seven-game hitting streak. Josh Harrison is getting the start in his place at second base and will hit fifth for the Bucs on Saturday.

Neil Walker 2B PIT 29 Days

Pirates activated 2B Neil Walker from the 15-day disabled list.

Walker underwent an appendectomy back on June 9, but he only ended up missing the minimum 15 days. The 28-year-old returns to a .280/.353/.452 batting line with 11 home runs and 35 RBI.

Neil Walker 2B PIT 29 Days

Neil Walker (appendectomy) will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

Walker had an appendectomy back on June 9, but he'll rejoin the Pirates on the first day that he's eligible. The 28-year-old went 1-for-4 with a walk in a rehab game with High-A Bradenton on Sunday and took swings against Gerrit Cole during a simulated game on Monday. He'll return to a .280/.353/.452 batting line with 11 home runs and 35 RBI.

Neil Walker 2B PIT 1 Month

Neil Walker (appendectomy) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Bradenton on Sunday.

It will come after he plays in simulated games on Friday and Saturday. Walker could play in another rehab game Monday or could rest a day before being activated Tuesday, the first day he's eligible. The second baseman is hitting .280/.353/.452 with 11 homers and 35 RBI this season.

Neil Walker 2B PIT 1 Month

Neil Walker (appendectomy) is expected to be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on June 24.

Walker underwent an appendectomy just eight days ago, but he's been cleared to accelerate workouts and indicated Tuesday that he probably could return sooner if he were allowed. "I'm gonna go crazy in the dugout. I'm gonna take batting practice and grounders," Walker said. "Not that it's gonna do any good. I've got to wait the full 15 days [DL time]."

Neil Walker 2B PIT 1 Month

Neil Walker (appendectomy) could begin swinging a bat on Tuesday.

Walker has already made it through some running drills with no issues. He's less than a week removed from an appendectomy but appears to appears to be recovering rapidly. Perhaps Walker will be ready for activation around the time he's eligible.

Neil Walker 2B PIT 1 Month

Neil Walker (appendectomy) has been able to complete some running drills.

Walker underwent an appendectomy on Monday but has already begun incorporating some baseball activities. The Pirates haven't set a timetable for the second baseman's return.