SAN DIEGO -- There was a new face in the Padres' clubhouse on Friday, though infielder Logan Forsythe wasn't added to the active roster. Instead, Forsythe, who had surgery last month to repair a broken bone in his left foot, arrived at Petco Park to be looked at by the medical staff as well as hit on the field and go through some drills pregame Friday and Saturday. "He's six weeks out of surgery, and we wanted to get him here to get a jump start before he goes back to Arizona to continue [rehabilitation]," Padres manager Bud Black said. "We'll try to get him up to speed on some baseball activities."
Forsythe sustained a broken bone in his left foot in early March, which ended any hope he had of making the Opening Day roster as a utility infielder. The initial prognosis was eight weeks before he could play in games again. Forsythe said Friday that he hopes to be playing in games in two weeks. He's also very encouraged by how his rehabilitation has gone. "It's going really well," he said. "I know what to expect and how far I can push it. Now, I'm at the point where I need to push it further." Forsythe stood a good shot of making the 25-man roster before the injury, especially since he can play third base and second base. The team was going to look at him a lot in Spring Training at shortstop to see if he could handle the position. Andy Parrino, who showed he could handle all three spots and also provide some pop with his bat, won the backup-infielder job over Everth Cabrera, who is now with Triple-A Tucson.