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MLB Injury News:
The San Diego Padres position in the standings may offer little reason for excitement, other than a race to bury the San Francisco Giants in the cellar for nothing more than bragging rights. However, a lack of postseason possibility will not stop Chase Headley's return from lower back soreness as early as Wednesday.
Headley, who missed his fifth straight game on Monday after initially feeling discomfort in his back during last Tuesday's game in Arizona. The third baseman was forced to exit that game in the 5th inning, and has been missing in action ever since.
Manager Bud Black, recently spoke to MLB.com's Tim Powers about Headley's progress and projected return.
"Chase is doing better," Black said prior to Monday's series opener against San Francisco. "He's going to take some swings in the cage. Marked improvement since [Sunday], but no timetable. Let's hope that Wednesday might be a good day. We are encouraged by how he's feeling."
Headley is expected to be placed through a series of physically tests and baseball activity at the ballpark on Tuesday, a determination will then be made whether or not he will play tomorrow. In his absence, Logan Forsythe will continue to man the hot corner for the Friars.
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