Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/16/13
This week, we look at some interesting third-base situations from around the league. Without any further ado ... Padres Starter: Jedd Gyorko Next: Jesus Guzman On the mend: Chase Headley (thumb) Jedd Gyorko may have been the Padres' Opening Day starter at second base, but he spent six of the team's first eight games manning third base with Chase Headley out with a fractured thumb. However, he returned to second base Thursday through Saturday. Why? Because Headley should be back in the Padres' infield this week. His return should push Gyorko back to second on a full-time basis, and should push Jesus Guzman into a deeper reserve role. Other Observations: Gyorko slugged .588 last year at offensively-inflated Triple-A Tucson, but his power has been notably absent through 40-plus at-bats. Guzman's two starts at third base this past weekend were his first appearances at the position in his four-year career. Headley had 31 home runs and 17 steals in 2012, which made him the first P...
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