Found June 20, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Jedd Gyorko
TEAMS: San Diego Padres
San Diego Padres Rookie of the Year candidate Jedd Gyorko cannot wait to get back into the lineup. In fact, as MLB.com's Corey Brock indicates, Gyorko is counting down the days -- literally out loud. Brock notes that Gyorko walked around the clubhouse on Wednesday, June 19, proclaiming "six days" and counting -- multiple times. Gyorko went on the 15-day disabled list on June 9 with a right groin strain suffered while running the bases in extra innings. He is eligible to come off on June 25, and it appears that he will meet his goal. He has resumed baseball activities and reported no trouble. In fact, he reported very good news. Said Gyorko, "I hit on the field, took ground balls right at me. It feels good. The training staff has done a great job. It's feeling a lot better than it did the first four or five days.  I turned some double plays, which was good. I took balls further to my left and right. I did some light sprint work in the outfield. It was good to pass that test. Hopefully I'll keep progressing." Gyorko is hitting .284 with 8 HR and 25 RBI. He is on base at .341. He has struck out 54 times already, though, but that is understandable for a rookie facing most National League pitchers for the first time. Among rookies, Gyorko is sixth in the National League in hitting and on base percentage but second in both among those with 180 or more at bats behind only Arizona's Didi Gregorius. He is also second in rookie home runs behind only Atlanta's Evan Gattis. The Padres enter play on June 20 in fourth place in the N.L. West at 36-36, six games out. They are on a streak of winning 7 of 10 to pull to the .500 mark. Gyorko cannot wait to get back into the lineup, and the Padres cannot wait to get him back either. Follow Raymond on Twitter @RayBureau. Like Raymond’s “Baseball Bureau” page on Facebook. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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