"Same ankle," Padres manager Bud Black said. "Different spot. We talked about a high ankle sprain [suffered in Colorado]. This one, he sprained the side.
"This is a tough one."
Will Venable was sent in to pinch-run for Almonte and later scored the first run of an eventual 3-2 victory on a Joe Panik throwing error.
"He doesn't know how he did it," Black said. "Whether he was coming out of the box, whether it was on the previous pitch, whether he was running."
Almonte left the clubhouse before that question could be posed to him.
Scott Miller is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.