SAN DIEGO -- The strained right hamstring that caused Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera to miss 15 games earlier this season is still giving him fits.
But, according to Padres manager Bud Black, it's a different area of the hamstring that's giving him fits this time.
"The first hamstring injury was up a little higher," Black said Thursday. "According to [head trainer Todd Hutcheson] it loosened up a little yesterday. We're being cautious. We hope it's not a DL situation."
Cabrera was out of the lineup on Thursday for the third consecutive day with Jerry Hairston Jr. -- who has hit home runs in each of the past two games -- starting for him.
"He's feeling better but is still sore," Black said. "We're still hopeful this resolves itself in the next day or so."
Cabrera was originally placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 30 with the injury to his hamstring (retroactive to April 27). He was activated on May 14.