San Diego Padres’ shortstop Everth Cabrera, who has been battling hamstring issues for most of the season, continues to have leg problems. The middle infielder missed both Sunday and Monday’s games against Pittsburgh Pirates and Colorado Rockies due to tenderness and what Cabrera terms “a ball” in the middle of his left hamstring. As a result, the Padres’ are going to send Cabrera for a precautionary MRI on the oft-injured left hamstring. The exam was going to take place either late Monday or some time Tuesday, as a time was not given.
"Either today [Monday] or [Tuesday]…it feels like a ball in the middle of my hamstring. The pain is not that bad, but the trainers are worried about that ball.”"
~Cabrera to Scott Miller (h/t Scott Miller of MLB.com)
The Padres’ speedy shortstop has played in all but the last two games since being activated from the 15-day disabled list back on June 29th. It’s been a down year offensively for the former All-Star, just as it’s been for all of the Padres’ hitters. As of this writing, Cabrera is hitting .232, with 3 home runs, 20 RBI, 18 stolen bases, and an OPS of only .572.
More from Padres News
- Jurickson Profar free agency update likely rules out Padres reunion
- Fernando Tatis Jr. may not take to outfield move after Xander Bogaerts addition
- Padres News: Fernando Tatis Jr. trade rumors, Seth Lugo chase, Manny Machado
- Padres barely missed out on high-end veteran starting pitcher
- This veteran DH target seems ideal for contending Padres roster
If the MRI comes back showing extensive damage, it wouldn’t be surprising to see new GM A.J. Preller recommend shutting the shortstop down for the remainder of the season, letting the hammy either heal naturally or if it requires surgery, getting that done now so Cabrera could be ready to go by spring training, 2015.