Orlando Hudson Injury: Groin Strain Sends Infielder Back To DL

After spending two weeks on the DL with a hamstring strain, the Padres' second baseman is going back on with a strained groin.

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Orlando Hudson Returns To DL With Groin Injury

Back in the early part of the month, Padres second baseman Orlando Hudson went on the disabled list with a hamstring strain. He missed the minimum amount of time and returned to play on Thursday, May 19. However, on Wednesday, May 25, he had to come out of a game with what looked to be an aggravation of the hamstring injury. It turns out that Hudson actually strained his groin, and not his hamstring, but that groin strain is still sending him back to the DL.

In Hudson's place, the Padres have again recalled infielder Logan Forsythe. Forsythe has posted an .848 OPS with AAA Tucson, but it's expected that the second base gig will be split between Eric Patterson and Alberto Gonzalez, just as it was the last time Hudson needed a break.

Hudson's sitting on a miserable .604 OPS, and though he isn't that bad of a hitter, he now won't get a chance to improve his numbers until the middle of June, at the soonest.


Orlando Hudson Injury: Hamstring Barks Again

The Padres won their game against the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon, but they might well have lost their second baseman ... again. From Bill Center (via Sign On San Diego):

Just seven games back from the disabled list, Orlando Hudson suffered a left groin injury Wednesday afternoon while running out a seventh-inning infield single.

How bad is the second baseman injured?

"No questions today," said Hudson as he dressed. "No questions."

Sheesh, what a grouch.

You can understand Hudson's frustration, though. His infield single -- the one that got him hurt -- was just his second hit in 21 at-bats since coming off the DL, and now he's looking at carrying a .217 batting average into June.

When Hudson was out before, second base was manned by Alberto Gonzalez and Eric Patterson, both of whom are somehow hitting less than .217 ... and it's not like either are hitting oodles of home runs, either. But there's really nobody else available, so it looks like more Gonzatterson for a couple of weeks unless Hudson's hammy is in better shape than his mood.


Orlando Hudson Placed On DL With Hamstring Injury

San Diego Padres second baseman Orlando Hudson is going on the Disabled List because of a strained hamstring. From MLB.com's Follow the Padres:

Thatcher is headed to 60 day DL, Hudson to 15 day DL and Forsythe is added to 40 man roster.

Thatcher is left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher, who's out for a long spell following shoulder surgery.

Forsythe is 24-year-old infielder Logan Forsythe. A third baseman until last season, Forsythe has thrived this season in his first triple-A action, batting .291 with power for Tucson. On the other hand, he's struck out 28 times in 22 games. But with Eric Patterson and Alberto Gonzalez the only other second-base candidates, Forsythe should get a chance to show his stuff.

Meanwhile, the Padres figure to miss Hudson's glove and his legs, if not necessarily his bat. Oddly, Hudson has already matched his career high with 10 stolen bases this season, without being caught once. Somewhere, a fantasy-league owner is crying into his keyboard ...

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