And another one bites the dust.
In what seems like an epidemic, Jedd Gyorko joins the extraordinary long list of MLB players who’ve found their way to the disabled list with a groin injury this season – the injuries happening at an alarming rate.
Gyorko, the Padres’ rookie second baseman has been nothing short of spectacular during his opening MLB campaign, posting a an impressive .284 average along with 8 home runs and 25 RBI through 60 games, this after starting his career in 23 for 93 funk.
The Friars infielder left yesterday’s tilt against the Colorado Rockies early with a strained right groin. His return date is unknown and it’s completely possible that he may be forced to miss more than the minimum fifteen days.
To replace Gyorko on the roster, the Padres activated Logan Forsythe from the disabled list, who should see plenty of time in the Padres’ infield until Gyorko returns.
Forsythe, who has been dealing with an injured right foot and plantar fasciitis will see his first action of the season after being activated off of the 60-day disabled list.