Although he did not say so in his July 1 evening report, Brock has now announced that the Padres have disabled shortstop Everth Cabrera. Brock posted the announcement early Wednesday afternoon.
The #Padres will place SS Everth Cabrera on the DL today. INF Brooks Conrad will be added to roster. Back in bigs for first time since '12.
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) July 2, 2014
Cabrera strained his left hamstring Monday night and was a late scratch just before Tuesday's game with the Cincinnati Reds. In the eighth inning of Monday's game, Cabrera rounded second base on an Alexi Amarista fly ball and may have strained the hamstring returning to first after the catch. Cabrera finished the game, but further evaluation Wednesday morning revealed the strain -- hence, the disablement. Cabrera is hitting .218 with 3 HR and 16 RBI.
Brock also reports that starting pitcher Andrew Cashner will begin throwing lightly on Wednesday. Cashner is on the disabled list with soreness in his right shoulder. He last pitched on June 18, throwing seven innings and allowing one run without showing any signs of injury. The Padres have no timetable for his return, which means he could possibly miss a potential All-Star appearance. His numbers indicate a strong possibility to make the All-Star team: 2-6 record but 2.36 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and only two home runs allowed in 12 starts.
Second baseman Jedd Gyorko removed the protective boot from his left foot Tuesday, and he can now begin a strengthening and tendon stretching program. Gyorko is on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis. He last played on June 3 and was hitting just .162 with 5 HR and 24 RBI. Correcting the foot problem may help him perform better once he returns, but the Padres do not know when that will occur.
Finally, reliever Troy Patton will simply rest his sore shoulder for some time and then begin restrengthening it per a recommendation from Dr. James Andrews. Patton last pitched on June 13 before hitting the disabled list with shoulder fatigue. The fatigue may have helped lead to a 5.14 ERA in 14 total innings spread over 17 appearances. As with Cashner and Gyorko, the Padres are uncertain when Patton will return to action.
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