Report: Jedd Gyorko could return to Padres this weekend

Jedd Gyorko could be returning to the Padres' lineup this weekend.
Jedd Gyorko could be returning to the Padres' lineup this weekend. (USATSI)

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Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is going to play a few minor-league rehab games before returning to the Padres. If things go well, he may be ready to rejoin the club this weekend against the Marlins, reports MLB.com.

Gyorko has been out since June 10 with a strained right groin, and there were recent hopes that he'd be ready to return when eligible on June 25. But it appears he isn't yet ready.

Gyorko, 24, is in the midst of an impressive rookie season, hitting .284/.341/.461 with 17 doubles, eight homers and 25 RBI in 60 games so far. The 2010 second-round pick out of West Virginia entered the season ranked as the 71st-best prospect by Baseball America.

With Gyorko out, the Padres have been using Logan Forsythe at second base. And Forsythe is hitting .319/.365/.468 through only 13 games, so the Padres may soon be facing an interesting dilemma. Forsythe has very limited experience at shortstop, but once Everth Cabrera comes off the DL there won't be a spot for him.

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