Hairston Jr. Heading for Disabled List

Saturday, Aug 28, 2010  |  Updated 8:30 AM PDT
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Shortstop Jerry Hairston Jr. #15 of the San Diego Padres fields this ground ball against the Tampa Bay Rays during the game at Tropicana Field on June 22, 2010 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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The Padres plan to put infielder Jerry Hairston Jr. on the disabled list on Saturday with a strained ligament in his right elbow.

The Padres said Friday night that Hairston won't need surgery but it will likely take two to three weeks to heal. Hairston said it hurts to throw but not to hit, so he could be used as a pinch-hitter. He was used as a pinch runner on Friday night and scored the tying run on Brad Lidge's balk in the ninth inning. The Phillies won 3-2 in 12 innings.

Hairston was a key offseason acquisition. He's played mostly at shortstop and second base, where he filled in while Everth Cabrera and David Eckstein were hurt, but also at third base and in the outfield.

He's hitting .249 with 10 home runs and 50 RBIs. The homers tie his career high.
 

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