Headley recalled; Huber outrighted

Chase Headley

San Diego, CA – The San Diego Padres today recalled outfielder Chase Headley from Triple-A Portland and outrighted outfielder Justin Huber to Portland.

Chase Headley, 23, hit .305 (79-for-259) with 24 doubles, one triple, 13 home runs, 40 RBI, 49 runs scored and 31 walks in 65 games for Triple-A Portland this season. His 24 doubles rank fourth in the Pacific Coast League and his 38 extra-base hits are third. Headley played 56 games in left field with the Beavers and eight at third base. The Texas League Player of the Year and Padres Minor League Player of the Year in 2007 after batting .330 (143-for-433) with Double-A San Antonio, Headley made his Major League debut with the Padres last season and finished 4-for-18 in eight games over two stints with San Diego.

The 25-year-old Huber batted .246 (15-for-61) with three doubles, two home runs, eight RBI and five runs scored in 33 games for the Padres this season. He made 22 appearances in left field including 17 starts. Acquired from the Kansas City Royals on March 26, Huber has a .220 career batting average (35-for-159) with seven doubles, two home runs, 15 RBI and 14 runs scored in 71 Major League games over parts of four seasons with the Royals (2005-07) and Padres (2008).

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