First Germano, now Tankersley

The San Diego Padres today recalled right-handed pitcher Rod Beck from extended Spring Training and outrighted left-handed pitcher Eddie Oropesa to Triple-A Portland. In addition, the club placed infielder Ramon Vazquez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique and recalled right-handed pitcher Dennis Tankersley from Triple-A Portland.

Rod Beck, 35, began the season on the restricted list due to personal problems before being reinstated and assigned to extended Spring Training on April 20. Last season, Beck earned the Clyde McCullough Award as the Padres Pitcher of the Year and the Players Choice Award as the NL Comeback Player of the Year after going 3-2 with 20 saves and a 1.78 ERA (7 ER/35.1 IP) in 36 relief appearances.

Signed as a free agent on June 2, 2003, Beck has gone 38-43 with 286 saves and a 3.21 ERA (265 ER/742.0 IP) in 678 career appearances between San Francisco (1991-97), Chicago Cubs (1998-99), Boston (2000-01) and San Diego (2003).

Eddie Oropesa, 32, posted a 2-1 record with an 11.00 ERA (11 ER/9.0 IP) in 16 games out of the bullpen with the Padres. Signed as a minor league free agent on Dec. 23, 2003, Oropesa is 8-4 with a 6.94 ERA (75 ER/92.0 IP) in 109 career appearances since breaking into the big leagues in 2001.

Ramon Vazquez, 27, batted .100 (4-for-40) with a triple, three RBI and two runs scored in 22 games. He has started four games at shortstop and four at third base while making 10 pinch-hitting appearances.

Dennis Tankersley, 25, went 3-2 with a 2.29 ERA (13 ER/51.0 IP) in eight starts with the Portland Beavers. He was promoted to San Diego, leading the Pacific Coast League in ERA and tied for fifth in innings pitched. Over his final five starts with the Beavers, Tankersley posted a perfect 3-0 record and a 1.69 ERA (6 ER/32. IP) April 23-May 14.

Acquired from Boston with infielder Cesar Saba in exchange for infielder Ed Sprague on June 30, 2000, Tankersley is 1-5 with a 9.29 ERA (53 ER/51.1 IP) in 18 career appearances (10 starts) with the Padres. Recommended Stories

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