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A fractured left pinkie has put 27-year-old San Diego Padres third baseman Chase Headley(notes) out of commission for 4-6 weeks, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The paper reports that Headley was examined Monday in San Diego by hand specialist Dr. Jake Hamer, who confirmed the initial diagnosis of the injury. Headley won't be seen in the lineup again till at least the early part of September.

Headley had been hitting .292 with four homers this season. The Padres sit in last place in the National League West and have a team batting average of .236. The Seattle Mariners are the only team lower in the majors with a .228 average. The Padres have the worst home-run total in the majors with 63.

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Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

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