Gyorko sits out with plantar fasciitis

Gyorko sits out with plantar fasciitis

SAN DIEGO -- Second baseman Jedd Gyorko was out of the starting lineup Wednesday and not available to pinch-hit because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot, he confirmed after the Padres' 3-2 win over the Pirates.

Gyorko said that he first felt pain in his foot May 30 when the Padres were in Chicago to play the White Sox.

"It got progressively worse from there," he said.

Gyorko said that he's received a cortisone shot and is wary of how tricky these injuries can be, after he watched former teammate, infielder Logan Forsythe, deal with them in recent years.

The Padres have not announced a roster move on Gyorko, but it's all but certain he'll end up on the 15-day disabled list before Friday's game against the Nationals.

The Padres added infielder Jace Peterson from Triple-A El Paso before Wednesday's game. He got the start Wednesday against the Pirates.

Gyorko has the lowest batting average among qualifying players in the big leagues (.162).

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