Gyorko, Erlin set for workouts in Arizona

Gyorko, Erlin set for workouts in Arizona

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres announced Saturday that second baseman Jedd Gyorko and pitcher Robbie Erlin will take the next step in their injury rehabilitations next week by working out with the club's rookie team in Peoria, Ariz.

Padres manager Bud Black confirmed that Gyorko and Erlin will report to Peoria on Monday and "get back into baseball shape," as a precursor to their upcoming rehab assignments, while the big league squad concludes the first half with a seven-game road trip to Colorado and Los Angeles.

Gyorko has been out since June 6 with plantar fasciitis, but resumed hitting in the cage Saturday for the first time since his injury, doing soft toss and tee work.

"He'll be under the guidance of our coaches [in Peoria], taking some grounders and batting practice," Black said.

Erlin landed on the disabled list May 22 with elbow soreness, but was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday in San Diego before heading to Peoria on Monday.

There is no still no set timeline for either player's return, but both will certainly be out until after the All-Star break.

"We'll get them through this week and then reconvene about what they're doing," Black said.

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