Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 19 hours ago

Gyorko will start at second base for the Padres following a four-game absence, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Gyorko has been losing playing time to Yangervis Solarte and Cory Spangenberg of late, but will get an opportunity to redeem himself Sunday afternoon against right-hander Scott Baker. The second baseman remains in search of his first long ball of the year, having collected just two extra-base hits up to this point.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 2 days ago

Gyorko was held out of the lineup Friday against the Dodgers for the third consecutive game, once again not getting so much as a pinch-hit appearance.

This is the second time this season already that Gyorko has sat for a three-game stretch. What's weird about Gyorko's struggles is that he's actually controlling the strike zone better, having increased his contact rate from 75% to 79% (albeit in a hyper-small sample). But he's hitting just .206 on balls in play and his ISO is a paltry .046, suggesting that he's making a lot of weak contact.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 4 days ago

Gyorko is out of the lineup Thursday, Padres' radio announcer Bob Scanlan reports.

Cory Spangenberg will get the start at second base Thursday against righty Jordan Lyles. It's been tough sledding for Gyorko in the early going, slashing .163/.250/.209 in 48 plate appearances.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 5 days ago

Gyorko is out of the lineup Wednesday against Rockies.

Gyorko appears to be just getting a day off, with Yangervis Solarte receiving the start and batting second for the Padres in his place. He's been off to a bit of a slow start thus far, batting just .163/.250/.209 with no home runs and just three RBI through 12 games this season. The lineup change shouldn't be considered permanent at this point, but if Gyorko continues to struggle, he may begin to see less starts as the season progresses.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 2 weeks ago

Gyorko is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks, batting seventh, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

After sitting out three straight games -- he wasn't even used as a pinch-hitter -- Gyorko will step back in to face right-hander Chase Anderson, against whom Gyorko has a 3-for-6 career mark. There was never any word of an injury to Gyorko, so it seems he may have to share time at the keystone with high-contact switch-hitter Yangervis Solarte moving forward.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 2 weeks ago

Gyorko is not in the Padres lineup for the third consecutive day Tuesday, radio play-by-play announcer Bob Scanlan reports.

Either Gyorko is hurt or the Padres are really taking his early season struggles seriously. Yangervis Solarte will get another start at second base, and it remains unclear exactly if or when Gyorko will regain an everyday role at the keystone.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 2 weeks ago

Gyorko is not in the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks, Padres' radio announcer Bob Scanlan reports.

It's the second consecutive day Gyorko will be held out of the lineup as Yangervis Solarte will slide over to second base and bat second. Gyorko has gotten off to a poor start at the plate, going 3-for-21 with five strikeouts so it's possible the back-to-back benchings are a sign that he's losing his grip on an everyday role.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 2 weeks ago

Gyorko isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Giants.

Gyorko is likely just receiving a maintenance day Sunday, as there's no indication of an injury. Assuming that is the case, he should return to the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 3 weeks ago

Gyorko is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, Padres play-by-play announcer Bob Scanlan reports.

Gyorko will miss his first game of the season Wednesday, with Yangervis Solarte in the lineup in his place. He's just 1-for-7 through the first two games this season, and he's expected to most of the starts there.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 1 month ago

Gyorko is batting .263 with one home run and one RBI in 38 at-bats. He has 16 strikeouts against three walks over that span, and MLB.com's Corey Brock reported that Gyorko's mechanics at the dish have resulted in a longer swing that has contributed to the elevated K rate.

Brock reported that Gyorko is putting in extra time in the cage trying to remedy his swing, but it hasn't been translating to games thus far. Gyorko has looked better lately with four hits in his last two games, but his value is hampered right now by his plate discipline.