ST. LOUIS -- The All-Star break provided some much needed rest for ailing Padres players.
Logan Forsythe twisted his knee last Saturday against the Giants, but with rest and some anti-inflammatory medication, he said Friday that his knee is "good to go" without restrictions.
"I've dealt with knees and the feet plenty of times," Forsythe said. "It's just one of those things, as much as you stay on top of it, it's kind of frustrating when it creeps back up, but I think it's OK."
• Left fielder Kyle Blanks is progressing toward a return from the disabled list as he recovers from tendonitis in his left Achillies tendon. Although he hasn't resumed full activity, Blanks said orthotics for his shoe has been a big boost to his rehab.
"Still a work in progress, but I definitely feel like I'm moving in the right direction," Blanks said. "I already see improvements in just the way I feel and how my body feels. I think just from there, it's a matter of doing everything [the trainers] let me do and seeing how it feels."
• While a ways away from returning to the field, Clayton Richard underwent successful left shoulder surgery July 15 and will likely begin a throwing program in about three months, according to manager Bud Black.
Chad Thornburg is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.