Smith scratched with sore right hamstring

Smith scratched with sore right hamstring

SAN DIEGO -- Right fielder Seth Smith was a late scratch Tuesday with a sore right hamstring.

Smith tweaked the hamstring making a running catch for the final out of Monday's shutout by Andrew Cashner, Padres manager Bud Black said.

Smith was in the original starting lineup Tuesday for the second game of a four-game series against the Phillies, but complained of soreness after hitting in the indoor cage and then jogging in the afternoon.

Black said there was a chance that Smith would be available to pinch-hit Tuesday but that he wouldn't start on Wednesday against left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels. Smith, who is a left-handed batter, is hitting .266 this season with 12 home runs and 44 RBIs.

He's hitting .132 this month with five hits in 42 plate appearances.

Rymer Liriano got the start in right field in Smith's place.

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.