Eckstein 'a little sore' after workout

Eckstein 'a little sore' after workout

PHOENIX -- On Thursday, San Diego infielder David Eckstein put himself through a rigorous on-field pregame workout, testing his strained right calf with a round of batting practice, running and fielding ground balls.

"Full cheeseburger, full gorilla," Padres manager Bud Black joked.

On Friday, Eckstein told Black that he was "a little sore" from his workout. But Black wouldn't call it a setback, saying that Eckstein still planned to take batting practice Friday but that he would curtail his running.

"Maybe not run with the intensity he did yesterday," Black said.

Eckstein, on the 15-day disabled list since July 21, missed his 16th consecutive game on Friday. The Padres are 9-6 without him during the stretch.