Found July 11, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
San Diego Padres rookies second baseman Jedd Gyorko began his second attempt at a Minor League rehab assignment on July 10, this time with no setbacks. In fact, he took a giant leap forward. MLB.com's Corey Brock and Jamal Collier report that Gyorko had two hits in three at bats for Class A Lake Elsinore, including a double and a run scored. He played six innings. Manager Bud Black indicated that Gyorko will soon move up to Triple-A Tuscon, but he did not give a date. Instead, he simply said, "Our guys will keep tabs on him." Gyorko is recovering from a right groin strain that landed him on the disabled list on June 10. He last played on June 9 and was hitting .284/.341./461 with 8 HR and 25 RBI in 60 games, making him an early candidate for N.L. Rookie of the Year. His absence -- and the emergence of the Dodgers' Yasiel Puig -- may hinder that honor, but Gyorko can still help his team make another push in the second half. Gyorko tried to play a Triple-A game on June 26, but he aggravated the hamstring and had to leave. He had not played since then. He resumed pre-game activities on Monday before playing Wednesday night. San Diego enters play on July 11 in fourth place in the N.L. West at 41-51, 6.5 games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks. They showed life in June and pulled to within 2.5 games (second place) on June 28 (40-40) before losing 11 of 12 since then. The division seems up for grabs, and another good run could put the Padres right back in the mix. Gyorko will have a lot to say about it in the second half. Follow Raymond on Twitter @RayBureau. Like Raymond’s “Baseball Bureau” page on Facebook. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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