While it won’t be much of a rust knock-off session, something is better than nothing. For San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera, he’ll get one final opportunity this weekend to get some game action down at Lake Elsinore in preparation to return to the Padres from an injury hamstring. The injury forced Cabrera onto the disabled list for the second time this season.
Cabrera, who is not 100%, will get needed at-bats, and then be activated early next week for the final month of the season, assuming he remains healthy. He, along with outfielder Carlos Quentin, have battled injuries all season long. Quentin is out for the season with a deep bone bruise that luckily for he and the Padres, will not require microfracture surgery.
In 90 games and just under 360 at-bats, Cabrera is hitting .232, with 3 home runs and 20 RBI. His stolen bases are down this season, with only 18 due to his injury-plagued year. The Padres have used Alexi Amarista primarily while Cabrera has been out with the hamstring injury. He last played on August 9th against the Pittsburgh Pirates.