Padres INF Hudson out with bruised knee



SEATTLE (AP) — San Diego second baseman Orlando Hudson likely will be out for a few games after fouling a pitch off his left knee in the series opener against Seattle.

Padres manager Bud Black says Hudson is sore but likely only needs a couple days off and won’t need an extended stint on the disabled list.

Hudson was injured in the second inning Friday night when he fouled Jason Vargas’ pitch off his leg. He had to be helped off the field and was replaced on Alberto Gonzalez at second base.

Gonzalez was in the starting lineup on Saturday night and batting ninth.

Hudson is hitting .232 in 47 games for the Padres. He’s missed 35 games already this season on the disabled list, first with a strained hamstring and later with a groin strain.