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08/09/11 11:04 PM ET

Hudson exits Padres tilt with right groin strain

NEW YORK -- Second baseman Orlando Hudson left Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Mets with a strained right groin.

The Padres pinch-hit for Hudson in fifth inning at Citi Field, one inning after he drove in a run with a double to center field.

Hudson was replaced at second base by Alberto Gonzalez.

San Diego manager Bud Black said that it was too soon to tell the severity of the Hudson's groin strain.

"We're going to look at it tomorrow to see how it sets up," Black said.

Hudson has been on the disabled list twice this season. He missed 13 games May 4-19 with a strained right hamstring. In May, Hudson missed 22 games with a strained left groin, and injury that sidelined him from May 27 to June 19.

Hudson entered Tuesday hitting .239 with three home runs and 27 RBIs for the Padres.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.