Forsythe returns to lineup from 60-day DL

Forsythe returns to lineup from 60-day DL

Forsythe returns to lineup from 60-day DL
SAN DIEGO -- It would probably be perfectly fine if Logan Forsythe never ended up in Arizona again this season, especially after spending parts of the past fourth months there rehabilitating a broken bone he suffered in his left foot followed by a playing assignment with Triple-A Tucson.

On Sunday, Forsythe, who can play second base, shortstop and third base, was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list. He was in the starting lineup at second base against the D-backs in the final game of a three-game series at Petco Park.

"A lot of hard work paid off," Forsythe said. "It's nice to be back up here with the guys."

Forsythe suffered a broken sesamoid bone in his left foot in Spring Training and had surgery to remove it in March. He then spent three months at the Padres' Spring Training facility in Peoria getting healthy and then playing in extended spring training games before going to Tucson.

Forsythe hit .259 in 58 at-bats with Tucson on his rehabilitation assignment. He played third base seven times for Tucson, second base three times and shortstop five times.

Forsythe, who had his right sesamoid bone removed while playing at the University of Arkansas, said his foot hasn't bothered him much in recent weeks.

"The big things were doubles, scoring from second base [on hits] and making sharp turns around the bag," Forsythe said. "I was playing all over the field, my approach came back and now I feel that I'm getting into a routine again."

The Padres planned to look at Forsythe at shortstop in Spring Training to determine if he could handle the position, knowing that he could already play third base and second base. Instead he was hurt early in camp.

Andy Parrino, who went on the disabled list Sunday with a ligament sprain in his right wrist, made the team as a utility infielder.

"It started bothering me a couple weeks ago, and then in Chicago it got to the point that I wasn't able to swing anymore," Parrino said. "All I know right now is it's some type of tendon or ligament damage, we'll see how it goes the next few days. Throwing is fine, fielding, all that -- the biggest thing right now is getting the strength back to be able to swing again."