Short hops

Short hops

• Pity poor outfielder Chris Denorfia, but not because of anything that's happened to him on the field. In fact, he's hit safely in 17 of his last 20 games and had a big two-run double in Saturday's 8-7 win over the Giants. Denorfia was hit atop his head before Saturday's game while stretching after teammate Everth Cabrera lost his grip on the bat. Then during the game, Cabrera lost his bat on the swing and it went pinwheeling into the dugout. The bat actually hit Denorfia in the back as he tried to elude it.

• Tommy Medica, a first baseman for Double-A San Antonio, was placed on the disabled list Sunday with a lat strain. Medica was hitting .306 with six home runs and 15 RBIs when he suffered the injury. To replace him, the team moved infielder Cody Decker from Triple-A Tucson to San Antonio.

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.