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9 Jedd Gyorko 2B
Height/Weight: 5-10/210 | Birthdate: 9/23/1988 | Birthplace: Morgantown, WV | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Diego | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 15/6 | Average Draft Position: 235.53
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Padres catcher Austin Hedges in the starting lineup on Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Padres catcher Austin Hedges is in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Angels, the team announced. Hedges will start behind the plate with Derek Norris taking of designated hitter duties and Jedd Gyorko heading to the bench.

It will be Hedges' first start in the last three games and is hitting .133 with two RBI in 15 at-bats this season. The Padres are currently the underdogs (+150) agianst Los Angeles.


Padres' Jedd Gyorko back in the lineup on Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko is back in the starting lineup on Tuesday against the Angels, the team announced. 

Gyorko will take over the DH role and bat eighth, with Matt Kemp moving back to right field and Abraham Almonte going to the bench. Gyorko is hitting .202 with nine RBI in 99 at-bats this season. The Padres are currently the underdogs (+160) against Los Angeles.


Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko benched for Monday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is set to sit Monday night against the host Angels. Cory Spangenberg will play the position.

Gyorko has been struggling for the second straight year. His latest hitless slide is 10 at-bats as his slash line has been weakened to .202/.275/.323.


Padres INF Corey Spangenberg finally gets a day off Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) After starting 13 straight games, Padres infielder Corey Spangenberg will get the night off on Wednesday. Spangenberg is not in the starting lineup against the Cubs for manager Bud Black. 

Spangenberg has been getting considerable playing time at second and third base due to the on-going struggles of Jedd Gyorko and Will Middlebrooks.

But both of those players will take their normal positions on Wednesday, allowing Spangenberg, who is just 4 for his last 23, to get a breather. 


Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko crushes second home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko went 2 for 4 at the plate in San Diego's 10-5 loss to the Nationals on Sunday. 

Gyorko did his damage in the ninth inning when he belted a solo home run off of Sammy Solis to center field, his second of the season.

Gyorko is now hitting .225 with nine RBI in 89 at-bats this season.


Wil Myers misses fourth straight start for Padres


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2015) Padres center fielder Wil Myers was held out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game on Friday. 

Myers has been battling tendinitis in his left wrist. He's replaced in the lineup by Abraham Almonte, who starts his second gmae of the season in center. Almonte will bat second. 

Myers is replaced in the leadoff spot by second baseman Cory Spangenberg, who is at the top of the order for the fourth time this season.

Spangenberg gives second baseman Jedd Gyorko a rest.  


Padres' Cory Spangenberg, Alexi Amarista in the starting lineup


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Padres second baseman Cory Spangenberg and shortstop Alexi Amarista are in the starting lineup on Wednesday against the Mariners, the team announced.

Spangenberg was the DH on Tuesday, but will take over at second for Jedd Gyorko. He is hitting .260 in 50 at-bats this season. Amarista replaces Clint Barmes at shortstop. He is hitting .183 with seven RBI in 82 at-bats this season.


Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko emerging from early-season slumber


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) It's too early to determine if Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is completely out of a slump that has pretty much engulfed him since the beginning of the 2014 season. But he is showing signs.

Gyorko, who has lost playing time to Cory Spangenberg, has six hits in his last three starts. He is batting .500 (7-for-14) during that stretch with three runs and three RBI. But he has just one home run in 75 at-bats this year, a troubling total considering he blasted 23 in 2013.


Jedd Gyorko crushes pinch-hit homer in Padres' victory


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/3/2015) Jedd Gyorko crushed a pinch-hit home run Sunday in the Padres' victory over the Rockies.

The homer traveled an estimated 438 feet to straightaway center field.

"I don't know if I've ever hit one that far," Gyorko said. "It felt good to put a good swing on it. I feel like my swing has been where it's needed to be in the last week or so. It's always good to get results."


Padres not considering sending Jedd Gyorko to minors


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) The Padres have not considered sending struggling second baseman Jedd Gyorko down to the minors receive regular at-bats, manager Bud Black told reporters, per U-T San Diego. Gyorko, who is mired in a 7-for-47 slump to start the season, is working with hitting coaches Mark Kotsay and Alonzo Powell to help him end his drought.

"Right now, he's still going through some things with Kots and 'Zo that we think will benefit him here, staying here with us and playing," Black said. " ... We want to see Jedd perform here as opposed to anywhere else."


Padres' Jedd Gyorko on sporadic playing time: 'It's always tough'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko was out of the starting lineup for the fifth time in six games Monday, and he has been working with hitting coaches Mark Kotsay and Alonzo Powell to jump-start his lagging bat, U-T San Diego reports.

"It's always tough," Gyorko said about the sporadic playing time. "But at the same time, we're trying to win games, obviously. So when the opportunity presents itself, you've just got to go out there and perform. I think that's the main thing for now."

Gyorko has hit just .149/.231/.191 in 47 at-bats.

"We need to get Jedd going," manager Bud Black said before Gyorko's start Sunday.


Padres' Will Middlebrooks returns to the starting lineup Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Padres infielder Will Middlebrooks is back in the starting lineup Monday at third base, moving Yangervis Solarte to second and Jedd Gyorko to the bench, the team announced.

Middlebrooks was given the day off Sunday, allowing Gyorko to make his first start in the last five games. Middlebrooks is hitting .239 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 71 at-bats this season.

The Padres are currently the favorites (-116) against the Astros Monday.


Cory Spangenberg starts second straight for Padres


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) Cory Spangenberg starts his second straight game at second base for the Padres on Friday night. 

Jedd Gyorko, who opened the season hitting .163, is out of the lineup for the third straight game. 

The Padres are +107 money line underdogs at home against the Dodgers.


Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko sits for second straight game Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2015) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko was absent from the starting lineup for a second straight game Thursday against the Rockies. Cory Spangenberg drew his first start at second base after Yangervis Solarte started there Wednesday.

Gyorko has gotten off to a poor start offensively in 2015. He is batting .163 (7 for 43) with no home runs, two doubles, three RBI and nine strikeouts in 12 games.


Padres' Jedd Gyorko may be close to breaking out of slump


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/19/2015) Despite his struggles at the plate this season, which includes an 0 for 5 on Saturday, Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko's may be close to finding his swing, according to UTSanDiego.com.

Two of Gyorko's five outs on Saturday were drives to the warning track in center field with the wind blowing in at Wrigley Field.

"Obviously, you want the hits to start falling, but we’re not out chasing a hit," Gyorko said. "It’s a process that we started, and I think it’s starting to come out a little bit."

Coming into Sunday, Gyorko's batting average is .121 -- the lowest among the team's regulars.

"Any other given day, Jedd probably has two or three home runs here," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He seems to be laying off a little bit of the ball down and away, laying off the high fastball. Didn’t result in any hits [Saturday], but the quality of the at-bats seem to be better."


Padres' Jedd Gyorko back in lineup Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is back in the starting lineup Wednesday, batting seventh in his team's matchup against the Diamondbacks.

Gyorko started five of the team's first six games at second base, but Yangervis Solarte served as the starting second baseman for each of the last three games. Gyorko has hit just .143/.217/.190 with one RBI in 21 at-bats.

The Padres are favorites (-127) against the Diamondbacks Wednesday.


Padres' Jedd Gyorko out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Manager Bud Black will use switch-hitter Yangervis Solarte at second base and slot him second in the starting lineup Sunday. Gyorko gets a break after going 3 for 21 in his first six games.

The Padres are favorites (-130) at home against the Giants Sunday, per VegasInsider.com.


Padres' Black on Gyorko: 'He's a very confident hitter'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Padres manager Bud Black called second baseman Jedd Gyorko a "very confident hitter" Tuesday, U-T San Diego reports.

"His intent is to hit," Black said. "He’s a very confident hitter, and when you think you can hit, you swing."

Pitchers exploited Gyorko's aggressiveness last season, and he struck out 100 times in 400 at-bats while hitting .210/.280/.333 with 10 home runs and 51 RBI. He hit better after spending nearly two months on the disabled list due to a plantar fasciitis. He focused on adding muscle this offseason.

"I went a little lighter last year in an attempt to get a little more flexibility," he said. "Obviously, it didn’t work, so I tried to beef back up. I tried to get as strong as I could coming into camp."

The team added plenty of offensive talent this offseason, and the team won't be forced to rely upon Gyorko to be a rock in the heart of the lineup this season.

"Unfairly, we probably put a lot of pressure on Jedd to be a guy in the middle of the order," Black said. “And I think he’ll eventually be a solid run producer there … I think another year of experience, being in amongst a group of (Justin) Upton and (Matt) Kemp, (Carlos) Quentin, whoever might be in the lineup, there will be a little bit of pressure off him to be the guy. I think guys like pressure. Guys want expectations. That’s what makes guys tick … Jedd has that. But when you have good players around you, it does put your mind at ease."


Padres' Jedd Gyorko doing extra work on swing


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is putting in extra time before scheduled baseball activities as he tries to improve his mechanics, MLB.com reports.

"The cage and the BP work are good," Gyorko said. "Now, I've just got to find a way to take it into the games."

Gyorko has just six hits in 32 at-bats this spring while striking out 16 times, and a National League scout said recently that his front hip is coming up early in his setup, causing a longer and slower swing, and that he might not be picking up pitches as well as he has in the past. He's been working with the team's hitting coaches to keep his hips closed but hasn't been completely successful.

"I know they've worked on a number of things, things that are going to help in the long term. But there are no quick fixes in this game. You got to work at it," manager Bud Black said. "We have got a number of guys that are working on a few things that [hopefully] in two weeks' time things will smooth out and we'll see results. But if you've been in this game long enough, you know that spring training results can be misleading."


Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko working on swing


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is working on his swing in the early stages of camp, and one area of focus is keeping his hips aligned to not be vulnerable to pitches away, MLB.com reports.

"We're making sure the hips stay in so they don't come out like they did at the beginning of last year to make sure everything is working in the right direction," Gyorko said of his work with hitting coach Mark Kotsay. "It allows me to see the ball a little longer and a little better. It will allow me to hit the ball the other way with power or just shoot it the other way, and gets me on time to pull the ball so I don't get jammed."

Gyorko played just 111 games last season due to plantar fasciitis, hitting .210/.280/.333 with 10 home runs and 51 RBI in 400 at-bats.


Padres' Bud Black: Jedd Gyorko 'learned a lot' from 2014 struggles


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko definitely went through a sophomore slump in 2014 after belting 23 home runs as a rookie in 2013. Although, dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot certainly didn't help his cause.

Still, Gyorko seems to indicate the injury wasn't the main reason he struggled offensively last season. He hit .210 with 10 home runs in 111 games.

"I think I maybe put a little too much pressure on myself," Gyorko said, per MLB.com. "We were struggling as a team. And I think all of us, not just myself, felt like we needed to come up with that big hit to get us going. It's hard to hit when you put that kind of pressure on yourself."

Gyorko missed nearly two months of games last season due to the foot injury, but once he returned, his numbers began to improve. He hit .260 with a .347 on-base percentage over his final 55 games. 

"He was better. I think he started making some adjustments, some mechanical, some at-bat to at-bat in terms of pitch selection," manager Bud Black said. "Before, you saw him chasing pitches up in the strike zone and also sliders away. I think that a lot of that was him wanting to be aggressive and wanting to help the team."

The Padres are expecting better results from Gyorko in 2015, especially with a revamped lineup that includes Matt Kemp, Justin Upton, Wil Myers, Derek Norris and Will Middlebrooks.

"We saw in 2013 what Jedd can be, and I think there's more to Jedd based on 2013," Black said. "I think last year there were a lot of factors that went into his season that he expected or adjusted to, but that is something he's hopefully learned from. It's a tough game. You've got to work and stay on top of it. In that regard, I think he learned a lot."


Gyorko, Smith, Maybin among Padres players tendered contracts


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Padres have tendered contracts to 32 players, including seven that were already under contract for the 2015 season. Those seven include: right-hander Joaquin Benoit, left-hander Cory Luebke, infielder Jedd Gyorko and outfielders Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Seth Smith and Will Venable.

Jedd Gyorko extends hit streak to 10 games


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko went 1 for 4 and scored two runs in Friday's 5-0 win over the Giants.

Gyorko has recorded at least one hit in 10 straight games, extending what's been a very good second half after struggling early in the season and missing an extended period of time on the disabled list. He has hit .272/.346/.426 with five home runs and 27 RBI in 169 at-bats since the All-Star break after hitting .162/.213/.270 in the first half.


Jedd Gyorko back in starting lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Brewers.

Gyorko has been limited to pinch-hitting duties over the last few days while dealing with a hamstring injury. He owns a .199/.255/.332 line with nine home runs and 44 RBI in 292 at-bats.


Jedd Gyorko hopes to play Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko was held out of the starting lineup for the third straight day Monday with a hamstring injury, but U-T San Diego reports he is expected back Tuesday against the Brewers.

Gyorko was able to appear as a pinch-hitter Monday, and though he doesn't think that guarantees him a spot in the lineup Tuesday, he is hopeful.

"It is a good sign, but it was more a process of elimination than anything – there was no one left on the bench," Gyorko said. "But we're getting there. We'll see how it feels, but I should be in there tomorrow."