"If he comes in and tells me he can play tomorrow, I'll play him. It's kinda on him if he feels like he's ready."
Andrew Romine will get the start at shortstop and bat eighth against the A's on Tuesday.
Santana's return ultimately slides Eduardo Nunez back to the bench on Tuesday.
Hardy said that core exercises have helped his back improve, according to MLB.com. He also feels the minor back injury he suffered Monday would have kept him out longer last year.
Hardy recently returned from stint on the disabled list, and has 11 hits over 58 at-bats, including two home runs, in his first 16 games of the season.
Cabrera said he is available to pinch-hit and is hoping to be back in the lineup Friday.
"I need to get comfortable swinging the bat hard," Reyes said, per MLB.com.
The double was his only hit in four at-bats during the game. Reyes missed nearly a month with a fractured rib.
"It's OK, I've been swinging the bat for like two weeks now, at least BP-ing and stuff like that," Reyes said. "The more ABs I take, the more comfortable I'm going to feel. I'm not going to promise anything like I'm going to go 5-for-5 out of the gate, I hope so, but it's going to take a little bit of time. I feel very comfortable about it. I'll be working on my swing, too."
This is the first homer for Andrus since an April 14 game against the Angels. It was a solo shot that he hit in the eighth inning. Andrus finished the game 2 for 4 and also hit a double, which scored Josh Hamilton and Mitch Moreland in the third.
Andrus is now hitting .236/.293/.309.
Hardy was out of the lineup Sunday for the final game of the Marlins series but started Monday. However, he left in the seventh inning of the Orioles' victory over the Astros. After the game, he said he was already feeling better.
"I think just kind of protecting it a little bit. It was tight, I think, from the bed in Miami," Hardy said. "So I was protecting it a little bit and I think Buck (Showalter) saw it and he just wanted to get me out of there."
Hardy was out of the lineup Sunday but returned to action on Monday. However, he was replaced in the top of the eighth inning on defense after recording a single in the previous inning. The shortstop finished the game 1 for 3, giving him a .190/.217/.310 line with two home runs and four RBI in 58 at-bats.
Cabrera suffered a mild groin sprain on Sunday and will be replaced by Tim Beckham at shortstop on Monday. He did say that he's feeling better and hopes to play Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Souza was removed from Sunday's game after suffering a sprained left wrist on a foul tip. His absence will earn Monday call-up Jake Elmore a start in left field.
The Rays are favorites (-128) at home on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.
Reyes, who has been sidelined since April 27 while recovering from a fractured rib, played three games with Buffalo this weekend before making his return on Monday. He has hit .250/.266/.300 with three stolen bases in 60 at-bats. Reyes will bat leadoff against the White Sox on Monday in his return.
Kawasaki went 1 for 5 in three appearances with the Blue Jays. He returns to a .222/.349/.278 line in 72 at-bats with Buffalo.