Cirillo Out 4-6 Weeks
Jeff Cirillo
Jeff Cirillo

Posted Apr 3, 2004


San Diego Padres infielder Jeff Cirillo is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with a broken right index finger.

"It's going to be four to six weeks," manager Bruce Bochy said last night. "He can swing a bat but can't throw."

Jeff Cirillo, who suffered the injury Monday on a bunt attempt against Texas, will likely head to the disabled list when the team sets its opening-day roster.

San Diego is slated to open the season Monday in Los Angeles.

Cirillo was acquired in an off-season trade with Seattle. Last year, he batted just .205 with two homers and 23 RBI in 87 games.

Cirillo batted .157 in 51 at bats this spring, but was 7-of-24 after going 1-for-27 to start the spring.

It is unclear who will take his spot on the opening day roster.



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