San Diego Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko suffered a minor setback Wednesday in his recovery from a groin injury. The rookie infielder removed himself from his rehab game with Double-A San Antonio after feeling tightness in his right leg while attempting to stretch a first-inning hit into a double, report Corey Brock and Jamal Collier of MLB.com.
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Gyorko, 24, stayed in the game following the initial discomfort in his leg, but opted to remove himself from the game two innings later as a precaution. It is unclear at the moment whether Wednesday's injury is related to the one that put him on the disabled list three weeks ago.
The Friars second baseman has been on the DL since June 10 with a right groin strain. He was scheduled to play two games with San Antonio and rejoin the Padres in Miami on Friday, but now it appears that will not be the case.
Gyorko was off to a solid rookie campaign before his groin started acting up on him earlier this month. The West Virginia native is batting .284/.341/.461 with eight home runs in 255 plate appearances on the year, more than living up to his top-prospect billing.
Utility man Logan Forsythe has taken a bulk of the playing time at second base in Gyorko's absence. Forsythe, 26, is batting a solid .283/.338/.433 with two big flies in 16 starts at the position, helping push San Diego into second place in the NL West.