Friday, May 6, 2011

Hundley to DL, Phillips Called Up

Padres announced today they have put Nick Hundley on the 15-day DL retroactive to yesterday (5 May).  The team called up Kyle Phillips from their AA affiliate in San Antonio.

Hundley suffered a right oblique strain.  He started Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the Pirates but came out of the game after a seventh-inning at bat where he struck out.  It is unclear from the Padres Press Release if he initially tweaked his oblique earlier in the game or did it during this at-bat, where he swung the bat twice (first fouling off a pitch, then swinging and missing).  It could partially explain the bad throw he made in the third inning when he attempted to force Andrew McCutchen at second following Xavier Paul's swinging bunt.

Hundley had been the Padres best hitter in the early going, but since his mini four-game hitting streak was snapped on 21 April he's been in a 5-for-36 funk, with 2 doubles and 0 HR.

Phillips was acquired from Toronto in a 25 June 2010 trade for a player to be named later (and I was unable to find out who it was after searching through the mlb.com archive).  He last played in the majors in 2009 with Toronto.

The Padres also shifted Jerrett Hoffpauir from the 15-day to the 60-day DL with a strained right quadriceps.

Information in this post was provided by the Padres Media Relations staff at 1604

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