San Diego, CA- San Diego Padres 2nd baseman Jedd Gyorko could be headed to the 15-day disabled list due to a flareup of the plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
According to Dennis Lin of UT-San Diego, Jedd Gyorko’s plantar fasciitis in his left foot flared up last weekend against the Chicago White Sox and has gotten worse and will likely be headed to the DL.
Gyorko will probably need an extended period of rest to relieve his plantar fasciitis. Hopefully Jedd Gyorko is able to recover from the injury quickly, unlike Angels 1st baseman Albert Pujols who struggled mightily with his plantar fasciitis injury last season.
This injury may be a blessing in disguise for Jedd Gyorko and the Padres.
Gyorko has struggled to get going this season and has the lowest batting average among qualifying players in baseball at (.162) on the season. In 56 games has only 5 home runs and has struck out 56 times in 221 at bats. The Padres signed Jedd Gyorko to a five-year $35 million contract extension in April, mainly based on how well Jedd Gyroko performed last season when he hit .249 with 23 home runs and 63 RBI’s. Jedd Gyorko finished second behind Robinson Cano for the most homeruns among Major League second baseman last season. Jedd Gyorko also became the first rookie second baseman to lead his team in home-runs and RBI’s in a single season.
With rookie Jace Peterson performing well in Triple-A and the Padres contemplating demoting Jedd Gyorko to Triple-A, his injury allows the Padres to put Petersons hot bat in the line-up. The Padres did just that yesterday as they recalled Jace Peterson from Triple-A and started him at second base against the Pirates.