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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: 2 | Owned/Started%: 50/34 | Average Draft Position: 220.43
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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."


Jedd Gyorko not back Monday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko was not in the team's starting lineup Monday.

Gyorko is dealing with a hamstring injury, and is not ready to return just yet. He's been sidelined since August 23 due to the issue. Gyorko is hitting .199/.256/.333 over 291 at-bats. 


Jedd Gyorko still dealing with sore hamstring


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko is still dealing with hamstring soreness, U-T San Diego reports.

Gyorko could be available to pinch hit Sunday after filling that same role Saturday, but he'll remain out of the starting lineup for the second straight day. The team doesn't think he'll require a trip to the disabled list.


Jedd Gyorko dealing with hamstring injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko is dealing with a hamstring injury, according to the San Diego Union Tribune

Gyorko tweaked his hamstring Thursday, but was able to play through the injury Friday. He was held out Saturday, however, and is considered day-to-day. 


Hitters to start in Week 22


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/22/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 22 (Aug. 25-31)? You may just find him in the latest Start and Sit Hitters. Stephen Vogt, Justin Morneau, Jedd Gyorko, Martin Prado, J.J Hardy and Michael Morse are all labeled "starts" for the upcoming scoring period, with several other sleeper suggestions sprinkled throughout.

Be sure to give it a look before setting your lineup.


Jedd Gyorko swats three-run home run Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko went 2 for 5 with a three-run home run in his team's 8-6 loss to the Dodgers Tuesday.

Gyorko kicked things off by putting his team up 3-0 with his first-inning blast. He recorded his second hit of the night on the game's final play, as the lead runner was ruled out on a tag after a review of the second baseman's single. Gyorko has hit .203/.256/.342 with nine home runs and 44 RBI in 281 at-bats.


Jedd Gyorko slugs grand slam Saturday vs. Cardinals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko went 2 for 3 with two walks, a grand slam and five RBI in his team's 9-5 win over the Cardinals Saturday.

Gyorko pushed across his team's first run of the game on a third-inning single. He then gave the Padres their first lead of the night with his seventh-inning grand slam, which turned a one-run deficit into a lead the bullpen would not relinquish. Gyorko's home run was his first of August, and he now owns a .199/.253/.331 line with eight home runs and 41 RBI in 272 at-bats.


Jedd Gyorko 'pretty comfortable' since return from DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko has five RBI in his last two games since returning from the disabled list. That equals the total he compiled in 21 games before he landed on the DL.

Gyorko homered, doubled and singled with four RBI in a Wednesday night rout of St. Louis. He is 6 for 11 since coming back.

"It's more of a fresh start than anything," Gyorko told the San Diego Union-Tribune. "What happened at the beginning, you can't go back and change it and you can't say it didn't happen either - it's there. It's not something I like to think about a whole lot, but it's something you can learn from. Obviously, things weren't right, but I think I've gotten to the point where I'm pretty comfortable now."

Gyorko made a splash in 2013 with 23 home runs. He has a long way to go to make his 2014 numbers respectable - he is still saddled with a stat line of .171/.224/.276.


Jedd Gyorko homers, drives in four in big night Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2014) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko delivered a big performance Wednesday, going 3 for 5 with a double, a home run and four RBI in his team's 12-1 win over the Cardinals.

Gyorko slapped a solo home run in the fourth inning, but his big hit came during an eight-run seventh, when Gyorko smacked a double with the bases loaded to drive in three. He's 6 for 11 in three games since returning from a lengthy absence caused by plantar fasciitis. Gyorko has hit .181/.232/.302 with six home runs and 29 RBI in 215 at-bats.


Jedd Gyorko returns from DL confident he will bounce back


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Before landing on the disabled list in early June with a foot injury, Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko was having a rough run at the plate, batting .162 in 56 games. Though, now that he has returned from the DL, he seems confident his offensive woes are in the past.

"I think my swing is feeling more like it did last year than it has all year," Gyorko said, per MLB.com. "Hopefully, that translates into the big leagues. I'm not worried about what's happened in the past. We have got two months of baseball left.

"I don't know how much luck goes into it. I'm going just try to hit the ball hard. If you hit the ball hard enough times, good things will happen eventually."

Manager Bud Black also seems to have confidence Gyorko will turn it around offensively.

"We need him to hit. ... He's a good hitter," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Where his average is now, do I think he's that kind of hitter? No. He's got a long ways to go to get to his lifetime average. He can play better."


Jedd Gyorko back in lineup Monday after activation from DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko has returned to the starting lineup after missing eight weeks with a foot injury. He is set to bat seventh Monday in Atlanta.

Gyorko was a mess at the plate early this season after a strong rookie year. He is hoping to quickly improve on a miserable stat line of .162/.213/.270.


Jedd Gyorko ready to go


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko is ready to return to action.

Following Sunday's game, manager Bud Black announced that Gyorko would be activated from the disabled list. Gyorko has been out since June 3 due to a foot injury. He struggled to open the season, hitting .162/.213/.270 over 204 at-bats. 


Yonder Alonso, Jedd Gyorko could be back with Padres this weekend


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Padres manager Bud Black told reporters that first baseman Yonder Alonso and second baseman Jedd Gyorko could join the team in Atlanta this weekend, MLB.com reports. Alonso has been sidelined since mid-June with a hand injury, while Gyorko has been sidelined since early June due to a foot injury.

Jedd Gyorko begins rehab assignment Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko began a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso Saturday, going 1 for 4 and scoring a run.

Gyorko has been sidelined since June 3 while recovering from a foot injury. While he was removed early Saturday, he's expected to play the full game Sunday. Gyorko could be ready to return next week if all goes well.


Jedd Gyorko slated to play six innings Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko is slated to play six innings Saturday, according to MLB.com.

Gyorko joined Triple-A El Paso Friday, but isn't expected to receive a start until Saturday. If that goes well, Gyorko will plan to play the entire game Sunday. He's attempting to come back from a foot issue. 


Jedd Gyorko to begin a rehab assignment Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko will begin a rehab assignment Saturday, according to 1090 Sports Radio.

Gyorko is currently with the team's Triple-A club. He's expected to start Saturday. It's unclear how much time he'll need before he's ready to return to action. Gyorko hit .162/.213/.270 over 204 at-bats.


Jedd Gyorko begins running


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko has started running Thursday, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Gyorko is recovering from plantar fasciitis. He's still expected to be a few weeks away from a return. Gyorko is hitting .162/.213/.270 over 204 at-bats. 


Jedd Gyorko still several weeks away from returning


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Padres second baseman Jedd Gyorko (foot) is still several weeks away from returning to the lineup, according to U-T San Diego. But manager Bud Black said Gyorko "had a good day" Tuesday as he begun baseball activities.

Gyorko went through throwing exercises and took some swings, while also testing his injured foot by running in the pool.

"I want to know when he puts his spikes on and runs," Black said. "I've never seen anybody play baseball in a pool."


Jedd Gyorko able to take soft toss Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Padres infielder Jedd Gyorko was able to take soft toss Saturday, according to MLB.com.

Gyorko will head to the team's spring facility in order to continue his rehab. He's attempting to come back from a foot injury. Gyorko hit just .162/.213/.270 over 204 at-bats. 


Jedd Gyorko getting cast removed Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Padres manager Bud Black told MLB Network Radio second baseman Jedd Gyorko is having the cast removed from his injured foot Tuesday.

"I hope the foot feels good, then we can ramp him up," Black said.