08/20/10 8:28 PM ET
Gwynn undergoes hand surgery
By Corey Brock / MLB.com
Gwynn, who suffered the injury on Wednesday on a swing against the Cubs, returned to San Diego on Thursday and saw a specialist, who confirmed what the hand specialist in Chicago saw -- a broken hook of the hamate bone.
The surgery was performed Friday afternoon at Scripps Clinic.
Gwynn is expected to miss the rest of the regular season.
San Diego shortstop Everth Cabrera suffered a similar injury, to his left hand, a year ago. Cabrera returned two months later, though he was playing in a Minor League rehabilitation assignment sooner.
"He's disappointed but realistic," Padres manager Bud Black said of the conversation he had with Gwynn. "He knows what's ahead of him."
Gwynn, who was hitting .212 with 17 stolen bases, was one of the top defensive players at his position in the National League.
"It's a loss. It's a loss for the team," Black said.
Black said he was unaware of any specific timetable for Gwynn's recovery, though he might have a better answer in "two to three weeks."
Padres' Young to throw simulated game
MILWAUKEE -- Pitcher Chris Young, on the disabled list with a strained shoulder since the first week of the season, will take a significant step in his rehabilitation process when he throws a simulated game Saturday at Miller Park.
San Diego manager Bud Black said that Young will throw 30 or so pitches against live hitters and will sit down and get back up and pitch to simulate game-like conditions.
"Saturday will be a bigger step," Black said. "We'll try to simulate a couple of innings."
To date, Young has thrown four bullpen sessions in the last two weeks and added a light bullpen session Thursday at Wrigley Field.
On Monday in Chicago, Young threw 50 pitches, including his slider, in preparation to get to the point where he can throw a simulated game.
Young is optimistic that he can pitch in September. He's currently on the 60-day disabled list.
FOX adds three Padres games to schedule
MILWAUKEE -- The Padres announced Friday that FOX has picked up three Saturday games in the month of September.
The games that will be televised on FOX will start at 1:10 p.m. PT. Those games are Sept. 4 vs. the Rockies, Sept. 11 vs. the Giants and Sept. 25 vs. the Reds.
Those games would have started at 5:35 p.m. otherwise.
Additionally, COX/Channel 4 San Diego has added four games to their original lineup -- Aug. 26 vs. the D-backs, Sept. 1 at the D-backs, Sept. 15 at the Rockies and the final regular season home game, Sept. 30 against the Cubs.
Tickets with the original 5:35 p.m. start time printed on them will remain valid for the 1:10 p.m. game times.
Hairston scratched prior to Friday's opener
MILWAUKEE -- Padres second baseman and leadoff hitter Jerry Hairston was scratched from the starting lineup Friday about one hour before game time.
According to the team, Hairston has an undisclosed illness.
Everth Cabrera got the start at second base and outfielder Will Venable moved from seventh in the original lineup to leadoff.
Hairston is hitting .252 this season with a career-high-tying 10 home runs and 49 RBIs in his first season with the Padres.
On a separate note, second baseman David Eckstein -- on the disabled list with a strained right calf -- is expected to join the team Saturday after playing three games with Class A Fort Wayne on a rehabilitation stint.
Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.