Robinson, Ojeda and Osuna return to San Diego
Miguel Ojeda

Posted Sep 2, 2004

The San Diego Padres purchased the contract of outfielder Kerry Robinson from Triple-A Portland and recalled catcher Miguel Ojeda from his rehabilitation assignment at Portland and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. In addition, the Padres recalled right-handed pitcher Antonio Osuna from his rehabilitation assignment at Single-A Lake Elsinore and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list.

Kerry Robinson, 30, will be making his second appearance with the Padres this season after having appeared in 61 games, hitting .280 (21-for-75) with two home runs, three RBI, 11 runs scored and eight stolen bases before being outrighted to Portland on July 4. Over 41 games with the Beavers, Robinson batted .297 (49-for-165) with two home runs, 19 RBI and 24 stolen bases. Over parts of six Major League seasons with Tampa Bay (1998), Cincinnati (1999), St. Louis (2001-03) and San Diego (2004), Robinson, who was acquired from the Cardinals in exchange for outfielder Brian Hunter on March 29, has batted .265 (173-for-654) with 21 doubles, 49 RBI and 32 stolen bases over 426 games.

Robinson was used as a late inning defensive replacement on Wednesday, just as General Manager Kevin Towers expected.

"He'll be used mostly like he was the first time he was here," Towers said. "He'll give us late-inning defensive help and he'll pinch-run."

Miguel Ojeda, 29, went 5-for-19 (.263) with two home runs and three RBI in a five-game rehab assignment with the Beavers. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on August 16, a day after he was hit by a pitch on the left wrist in the sixth inning of a 7-2 win over Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park. Before being placed on the DL, Ojeda hit .248 (34-for-137) with two doubles, six home runs and 22 RBI in 50 games for the Padres.

Antonio Osuna, 31, posted a 2.45 ERA (2 ER/7.1 IP) with 12 strikeouts in a seven-game rehab assignment with the Lake Elsinore Storm. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 16, retroactive to June 11 with a right elbow strain and missed 72 games. Osuna, who signed with the Padres on February 5, has missed a total of 89 games over two stints on the disabled list this season. Over 18 games with the Padres, he has posted a 1-1 record with a 4.12 ERA (9 ER/19.2 IP). Over parts of 10 Major League seasons with Los Angeles (1995-2000), the Chicago White Sox (2001-2002), the New York Yankees (2003) and San Diego (2004), Osuna owns a 35-29 record while posting a 3.61 ERA (188 ER/ 469.1 IP) with 21 saves.

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