{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Everth back after night off to rest sore knee

|
Everth back after night off to rest sore knee play video for Everth back after night off to rest sore knee

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres got a scare late Monday when shortstop Everth Cabrera tweaked his right knee in a victory over the Rockies.

Cabrera was a late scratch Tuesday with soreness in the knee, which even he said scared him a little bit.

But Cabrera, who has been the team's most productive offensive player, was back in the lineup for the third meeting of a four-game series against the Rockies.

"It was good to get his name in the lineup again," said Padres manager Bud Black.

Cabrera suffered the injury when he made a spectacular catch of a Carlos Gonzalez line drive Monday, though it wasn't on the catch. It was when Cabrera quickly scrambled to his feet and planted for a throw to first base as he attempted to double up the baserunner, Charlie Blackmon.

"We said it was day to day, and we felt as though he's good enough to go," Black said. "It's still a little sore but he's playable."

Alexi Amarista got the start at shortstop in Cabrera's absence Tuesday.

Going into Wednesday's game, Cabrera leads the team in hits (18), doubles (six), runs (seven) and batting average (.340).

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.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español