Venable out of lineup with neck injury

Venable out of lineup with neck injury

PHILADELPHIA -- Will Venable was out of the lineup on Saturday after leaving Friday's game with a neck injury.

"We'll try to stay away from him,'' Padres manager Bud Black said. "We'll see how he is tomorrow."

Venable, who leads the Padres with 12 steals, jammed his neck when he collided with Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco in the fifth inning on Friday. He stayed down for several minutes, but stayed in the game and later scored on a sacrifice fly. He left the game the next inning when his neck tightened up in the dugout.

Venable said he was still sore Saturday, but he and Black seemed optimistic this wouldn't be a long-term issue.

In other injury news, Evereth Cabrera (strained right hamstring) took ground balls on Saturday and has been running with more intensity, but isn't likely to return until after the Padres return home.

"He's eligible to come off [the disabled list], but I don't think he'll come off on this trip,'' Black said.