Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 4 days ago

Gyorko is is not in the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

Gyorko is far from a fixture in manager Bud Black's starting nine, but he had managed to work his way into the lineup four times in the last six games. He hasn't done much with the stick over that stretch, however, collecting just two base hits while striking out seven times.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 3 weeks ago

Gyorko is in the starting lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Gyorko has surrendered the keystone to Cory Spangenberg for three straight games, but will get the start and bat sixth in the order Sunday afternoon. The veteran has two multi-hit games so far in May, but is still batting under the Mendoza Line on the year.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 3 weeks ago

Gyorko is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Giants.

Cory Spangenberg is set to man second base Tuesday, and it appears Gyorko will play almost exclusively against left-handed pitching moving forward. Gyorko is 3-for-41 (.073 average) with 10 strikeouts and zero walks against right-handed pitching so far this season.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 4 weeks ago

Gyorko is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Gyorko will finish with just one start in the three-game series, something that's beginning to become a recurring trend given his woeful .145/.230/.200 batting line. Those in deep or NL-only leagues are advised to stay patient with Gyorko and keep him on the bench until his bat comes around, but for at least the time being, Yangervis Solarte appears to have supplanted Gyorko as manager Bud Black's preferred second-base option.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 4 weeks ago

Gyorko is out of the lineup Friday.

It's been a rough first month of the season for Gyorko, who is slashing .135/.211/.173. Yangervis Solarte will get the start at second base and should continue to cut in Gyorko's playing time.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 1 month ago

Gyorko went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts after entering the game as part of a double switch as the Padres dropped a decision to Houston Tuesday night.

It appears Gyorko and his anemic .143 batting average may have fallen into an actual platoon at second base with Yangervis Solarte who is hitting .346 on the season and has 12 RBI despite being a part time player. Gyorko has been sitting against right-handed starting pitchers so his fantasy value has taken a big hit with him being on the short side of the platoon. Look for him to continue to lose playing time until his bat wakes up or Solarte cools off significantly.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 1 month ago

Gyorko is out of the Padres' lineup again Tuesday, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Yangervis Solarte will man second base and bat second again Tuesday, with Gyorko sitting for the sixth time in seven games. Gyorko, who hit 23 home runs as a rookie in 2013, is just 2-for-37 against right-handed pitching so far this season and it appears most of his opportunities will come against lefties in the weeks ahead.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 1 month ago

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

Gyorko returned to the lineup Sunday, but he'll now take a seat for the fifth time in the last six games. The 26-year-old is hitting just .149/.191/.231 as he appears to be losing his grip on everyday at bats. Yangervis Solarte will start at second and bat second Monday.

Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 1 month 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 1 month 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.