NEW YORK (AP) _ San Diego Padres batting star Tony Gwynn, who might have a broken bone in his right elbow, is scheduled to be re-examined on Wednesday.

Gwynn, an eight-time NL batting champion, spent Tuesday's off day resting. He was hit by a pitch from Al Leiter leading off the fourth inning of Monday's 2-1 loss to the New York Mets. Gwynn remained in the game, and X-rays taken later were inconclusive due to swelling.

Trainer Todd Hutcheson said that if the swelling goes down by Wednesday, the club should know more about the injury. Even if there's no fracture, Gwynn could still miss the rest of the Padres' six-game opening trip.

Gwynn had hoped to stay healthy this season after a nagging calf injury twice sent him to the disabled list year, costing him 44 games and interrupting his pursuit of 3,000 hits. Gwynn finally got the milestone hit on Aug. 6 in Montreal and finished the season with 3,067, ranking him 18th on the all-time list.

Gwynn went 0-for-3 on Monday.