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Denorfia will miss a few days with sore shoulder

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PEORIA, Ariz. -- Outfielder Chris Denorfia will likely miss a few days with a sore right shoulder, manager Bud Black said Friday.

Denorfia was in the starting lineup Thursday against the Giants but was a late scratch. Black said he's been told by team doctors that there's nothing serious going on, just that it needs some rest.

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"He's feeling better but he's still sore," Black said. "Deeno and the doctors just think that this is a bump in the road.

Something might have got a little angry with the shoulder. But he feels confident that he's going to be fine."

Denorfia said everything is just precautionary at this point.

"I'm just taking it easy for a couple of days. I'm going to see the doctor tomorrow," Denorfia said. "But I'm not overly worried. I didn't want to push it yesterday."

Denorfia said he was encouraged that the soreness wasn't brought on by a specific incident, but seemed to be more cumulative.

"It was sort of a build-up," he said.

Denorfia is hitting .207 this spring in 29 at-bats with two steals and two RBIs.

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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