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Logan Forsythe out eight weeks with fractured foot

Mar 9, 2012, 6:01 PM EDT

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Logan Forsythe, who had been hoping to win a spot on the Padres’ bench, is expected to miss the next eight weeks after aggravating an old fracture in his left foot.

John Schlegel of MLB.com reports that the 25-year-old infielder left Padres camp and headed back to San Diego to undergo surgery for a sesamoid bone fracture that he originally injured in college.

Forsythe, who was the 46th overall pick in the 2008 draft, hit just .213 with a .568 OPS in his 62-game debut last season, but has a .414 career on-base percentage in the minors.

With Forsythe out, Everth Cabrera is expected to be Padres’ reserve infielder to start the season. Cabrera probably had a leg up on the job anyway.

  1. icanspeel - Mar 9, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    Forsythe just can’t stay healthy, every year it is something else he injures. This year might be his last chance because he will start sliding down the depth charts soon.

  2. micker716 - Mar 10, 2012 at 12:15 AM

    Love Forsythe’s game and attitude, but agree that it was going to be Cabrera’s spot on the roster. He still needs time in AAA to work on middle infield play. Still think he has a shot at a solid MLB career as a quality utility-type.

  3. gloccamorra - Mar 11, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    Actually, I’d heard he had a similar fracture on the right foot in college, and the bone was removed. The fracture in the left foot is the same type bone and it was removed too. The sesamoid bone is tiny and once fractured never heals completely. I don’t know what purpose the bone serves, but apparently people can do without it.

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