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. He has posted an overall record of 2-6 with a 6.55 ERA (48 ER/66.0 IP) in 12 starts at Triple-A.
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).
Joe Thatcher, 25, has had two stints with the Padres this season, pitching in five games and allowing three unearned runs in 5.0 innings with two walks and three strikeouts. He has pitched 4.1 scoreless innings in four games with Portland.
Thatcher was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers on July 25 along with right-handed pitcher Will Inman and left-hander Steve Garrison in exchange for right-hander Scott Linebrink. In 24 relief appearances this season with Triple-A Nashville, he went 2-1 with one save and a 2.08 ERA (5 ER/21.2 IP) with seven walks and 33 strikeouts. Thatcher began the 2007 season at Double-A Huntsville, posting a 1-0 record and 0.55 ERA (1 ER/16.1 IP) in 14 games with two walks and 20 strikeouts.