Padres outright Rusch to Portland

Sean Henn

San Diego, CA – The San Diego Padres today outrighted left-handed pitcher Glendon Rusch to Triple-A Portland.

Glendon Rusch, 33, is 1-2 with a 6.41 ERA (14 ER/19.2 IP), 12 strikeouts and 11 walks in 12 relief outings with the Padres this season. Signed by San Diego as a minor league free agent on December 14, 2007, Rusch has a career Major League record of 61-96 with four saves and a 5.03 ERA (779 ER/1394.2 IP) in 308 appearances (211 starts) over parts of 11 seasons with the Kansas City Royals (1997-99), New York Mets (1999-2001), Milwaukee Brewers (2002-03), Chicago Cubs (2004-06) and Padres (2008).

Sean Henn, who was claimed off waivers from the New York Yankees yesterday, will be in uniform wearing No. 39 for the Padres game tonight against Colorado. The 27-year-old left-handed pitcher went 1-0 with a 0.84 ERA (1 ER/10.2 IP) in eight relief appearances this season between Single-A Tampa and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Originally selected by the Yankees in the 26th round of the 2000 First-Year Player Draft, Henn has made 36 Major League appearances with New York (five starts) over parts of three seasons (2005-07), posting a 2-6 record with a 7.53 ERA (48 ER/57.1 IP). In 116 career minor league games (81 starts), he is 26-23 with a 3.53 ERA (190 ER/484.0 IP).

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