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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Padres Injury Update: Seth Smith dealing with sore hamstring

By on 9/18/2014 06:00:00 AM

San Diego Padres outfielder Seth Smith did not start in the game Tuesday due to a sore hamstring, but was able to walk while pinch-hitting.  He did not start in Wednesday’s game either, although it is unlikely he would have played even if healthy because Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels pitched.

Smith tweaked his hamstring while making the final out on Monday in the first of four games against the Phillies.  Smith, 31, is in his first year with the Padres.  He has batted .266/.368/.444 in 127 games with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs.  Smith has played in more games this year than he has in previous seasons, but the Padres are unsure when he will return from the hamstring tightness. 

The Padres are currently third in the NL West, mathematically eliminated from winning the National League West.  They are 10.5 games behind the Giants and Pirates in the wild card standings and with only 12 games left in the regular season, they are virtually eliminated already.

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