Found July 02, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The San Diego Padres could get shortstop Everth Cabrera back from his hamstring injury as soon as Thursday, manager Bud Black told Joe Morgan of "There's a chance that he might get on a plane and meet us Thursday in Boston," San Diego manager Bud Black said. "Whether we activate him or not on that day is still up in the air." Cabrera will begin a minor league rehab assignment with the Padres' Single-A affiliate today. He's slated to play in minor-league contests today and tomorrow before being evaluated. If he's deemed able to return following the short stint in the minors, Cabrera could be activated Thursday. If he is activated, Black said he likely won't be in San Diego's starting lineup because they're playing a day game Thursday against the Boston Red Sox. The Padres will want to see how Cabrera's hamstring responds after playing back-to-back days. He'll have to show that he can handle that type of playing time before the team will consider activating him. San Diego is anxiously awaiting Cabrera's return, as the 26-year-old has been pivotal to the team's success this season. Over 317 plate appearances, he's hit .305/.382/.418 with 11 doubles, four triples, four home runs and a league-leading 31 stolen bases in 38 attempts. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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