San Diego Padres third basemen can't seem to stay healthy.
Logan Forsythe was the latest to succumb to injury, and will miss at least six weeks with plantar fasciitis. The timing couldn't be worse.
Star Chase Headley is on the disabled list another 2-4 weeks with a fractured thumb, and Forsythe was supposed to replace him. With Forsythe out and prized third-base prospect James Darnell out indefinitely with an oblique strain, the Padres are on to Plan D.
Their next best option was on display in Thursday's 6-4 victory over the Cleveland Indians at Peoria Sports Complex.
Primary second baseman Jedd Gyorko slid over to third - he played there in the minors - and utility infielder Alexi Amarista took Gyorko's spot.
Veteran reserve infielder Cody Ransom will also be the mix at third against left handed pitching, which will push Gyorko back to second and platoon out left-handed hitting Amarista.
No plan is perfect - even Forsythe would've struggled to replicate Headley's significant ...