In his first 21 games with San Diego, Smith is batting .277/.385/.431 with two home runs and seven RBIs. He's just one of a few key offensive contributors rehabbing, as Chase Headley (right calf strain) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday. Black said Headley took swings in soft-toss and off a tee before Monday's contest against the Giants.
"He's doing well, which is very encouraging," Black said.
Jedd Gyorko (paternity list) and recovering outfielder Carlos Quentin (left knee bone bruise) were also unavailable for Black to start the three-game series.
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