Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hudson to DL, Forsythe Recalled

Hudson exits Tuesday's game (AP/Larry Ignelzi)
Orlando Hudson pulled up lame last night rounding second base in the first inning.  We all held our breath, hoping he'd only be out a few days.

Not so much. The Padres announced this afternoon they were placing Hudson on the 15-day DL due to the strained right hamstring, and recalling Logan Forsythe from AAA-Tucson.

I was wondering what the long-term solution would be if Hudson went down, because Eric Patterson is an outfielder by trade.  Now we know.  Losing Hudson puts a crimp in the Padre running game (he led the team with 10 steals), as well as the infield defense.  Although I'm sure Jason Bartlett is OK with no butt-slapping for a few weeks around the bag at second.

When Forsythe enters a game for the first time it will be his ML debut.  He was the 46th pick in the 2008 Amateur Draft (supplemental round).  This season in Tucson he was 25-for-86 with 4 HR, 15 RBI, and 2 steals.

Welcome to the club, Logan Forsythe.

The Padres also announced transferring Joe Thatcher from the 15 to 60 day DL following exploratory surgery on his left shoulder.

Information in this post was taken from the Padres Media Announcement released at 1:41 today.

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