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Gyorko sees it all in first week in Majors

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DENVER -- Jedd Gyorko's first week in the big leagues has provided the Padres rookie infielder with a little bit of everything.

Gyorko has played second base and third base. He had hits in his first three games. He's struck out three times in a game, and got his first error of the season out of the way in New York.

"It's been good. It's pretty much been what I expected. It's baseball. You're going to have your ups and downs," Gyorko said. "It's been a learning experience, and you learn from each game."

Gyorko entering Sunday's finale against the Rockies hitting .263 with three RBIs.

Take Friday's loss to the Rockies, when Gyorko struck out three times against Rockies left-hander Jeff Francis. Undeterred, Gyorko came back Saturday with two hits and two RBIs.

"I was swinging at bad pitches [Friday]. So I came back yesterday and tried to stay with my approach and see the ball out of the pitchers' hand," Gyorko said. "I'm trying to move forward and understand that the previous day is in the past."

That's one of the things Gyorko's manager, Bud Black, likes about his disposition. He's proved, thus far, to be unflappable.

"In a way, it [his first week] is a lot like his personality," Black said. "He's steady, he's dependable and for me, he plays a sturdy game -- he gives good at-bats and played good defense. There's not a lot of highs and lows.

"He's got a good perspective on where he's at in his career."

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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