SAN DIEGO -- Logan Forsythe was held out of the lineup again on Monday due to a left abdominal injury, but the Padres infielder says the soreness is dissipating.
Forsythe has missed two games due to the injury but did pinch-run and scored the winning run on Sunday in Oakland. While he said his availability is likely still limited to pinch-running, he's getting closer to being able to return to full capacity.
"It's still day to day, but I think I'm available," Forsythe said. "Probably more running than hitting."
Manager Bud Black felt confident in Forsythe's recovery process and planned to have the infielder test the injury prior to Monday's game against Texas.
"He's getting better every day, he's getting closer," Black said. "We're going to put him through the paces today, and hopefully he'll be able to do some things on the field with the bat and the glove."
Forsythe also missed the first 54 games of the season after having surgery on his left foot in Spring Training. He is hitting .290 with four extra-base hits in 10 games since being recalled from Triple-A Tucson.
"I've been through enough injuries," Forsythe said. "I just have to get my treatment and get back out there. I'm only good if I'm healthy."