Thompson recalled; Hensley optioned
Mike Thompson
Mike Thompson
Posted Aug 5, 2007

San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres today recalled right-handed pitcher Mike Thompson from Triple-A Portland and optioned right-handed pitcher Clay Hensley to Portland.

Mike Thompson, 26, was most recently recalled from Portland on June 27 but did not appear in a game before he was optioned on June 28. After making the Padres 25-man roster out of Spring Training, he was optioned to Portland on April 19. In five games with San Diego this season, he is 0-1 with a 7.84 ERA (9 ER/10.1 IP) with five strikeouts and three walks. Thompson is 3-9 with a 6.29 ERA (75 ER/107.1 IP) in 19 games (18 starts) for Portland this season, compiling 62 strikeouts compared to 31 walks.

Originally selected by San Diego in the fifth round of the 1999 First-Year Player Draft, Thompson has a career Major League record of 4-6 with a 5.28 ERA (60 ER/102.1 IP), striking out 40 and walking 33 in 24 games (16 starts).

The 27-year-old Clay Hensley was recalled from Portland on July 25 and has posted a 2.45 ERA (3 ER/11.0 IP) in four games (one start) since his recall. He started and did not factor in the decision in the Padres 3-2, 12-inning win over San Francisco last night, yielding two runs over 4.2 innings. Hensley began the season with San Diego and is 1-3 with a 6.18 ERA (27 ER/39.1 IP) in 10 games (seven starts) overall with the Padres in 2007. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 4 (retroactive to May 3) due to a right groin strain and optioned to Portland on June 1 where he went 2-6 with a 6.90 ERA (46 ER/60.0 IP) in 11 starts.

Acquired by the Padres from the Giants on July 13, 2003, Hensley is 13-16 with a 3.71 ERA (113 ER/274.0 IP) in 71 career appearances with San Diego (37 starts).

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