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Joe Randa


Although Randa is eligible to come off the disabled list Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the contusion in the right foot of the Pirates' third baseman will keep him sidelined at least a few days longer. "He's progressing in small increments and seems to be getting a little bit better," manager Jim Tracy said.


The Pittsburgh Pirates place Randa on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a bruised right foot. The move was retroactive to Tuesday, May 2, as Randa hadn't played since last Monday against the Chicago Cubs. He is batting .221 with a homer and seven RBIs in 22 games this season.


Randa signed a $4 million, one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday. The 36-year-old third baseman agreed to the deal three days earlier and underwent a mandatory physical. Randa played in 126 games for the Pirates in 1997, batting .302 with 60 RBIs and seven home runs.


Randa has agreed to a one-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates for 2006. The 36-year-old third baseman, who reportedly will make in the vicinity of $4 million, batted .276 with a career-high 43 doubles, 17 home runs and 68 RBIs in 150 games for Cincinnati and San Diego in 2005.


Due to some minor stiffness in his back, Randa was absent from the Padres' lineup for Thursday's meeting with the Florida Marlins. The third baseman, who has been listed as day-to-day, was replaced at the hot corner by Damian Jackson. On the year, Randa is hitting .277 with 13 home runs and 53 RBI in 112 games.


Randa fouled a ball off his foot while taking batting practice prior to Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates and was scratched from the Padres' lineup as a result. The injury is not considered serious, so the veteran third baseman should be back in action this weekend. Officially, he is listed as day-to-day.


Randa was traded to the San Diego Padres Saturday, in exchange for minor league pitchers Justin Germano and Travis Chick. Randa is hitting .289 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI on the season.


Nursing a sore left foot, Randa was a late scratch from the Reds' lineup for Monday's game against the Washington Nationals. The veteran third baseman, who was replaced by utilityman Ryan Freel, is not expected to miss much time. He could be back as early as Tuesday.


Randa will be out of the Reds' starting lineup on Sunday for a scheduled day off. Reserve infielder Ryan Freel will get the start in his place. Randa is batting .297 on the year with four home runs and 22 RBI in 35 games.


After belting a game-winning solo shot in Monday's season-opening victory over the New York Mets, Randa followed up his performance by going 3-for-4 with a grand slam and a career-high six RBI in Wednesday's win. Through two games, the Reds' veteran third baseman is 5-for-8 with two homers, a double and seven RBI.

Randa batted .287 with eight home runs and 56 RBI in 128 games with the Kansas City Royals last year. His career high for homers in a season is 16 (1999 and 2003).