Padres recall Hensley; Stansberry optioned

Craig Stansberry

The San Diego Padres today recalled right-handed pitcher Clay Hensley from Triple-A Portland and optioned infielder Craig Stansberry to Portland.

Clay Hensley, 28, began the season on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain and was reinstated and optioned to Portland on June 6. In 14 appearances (eight starts) overall with the Beavers this season including a rehabilitation assignment, he is 1-1 with a 3.25 ERA (13 ER/36.0 IP), 27 strikeouts and 12 walks. Hensley also made one rehab appearance with Single-A Lake Elsinore on April 22, throwing 1.0 scoreless inning. Over parts of three Major League seasons with the Padres (2005-07), Hensley is 14-16 with a 3.92 ERA (124 ER/284.2 IP) in 74 appearances (39 starts).

Craig Stansberry is hitting .375 (6-for-16) with one double, two RBI and four runs scored in 12 games with the Padres this season. The 26-year-old has made four appearances at second base, including two starts. Recalled from Portland on June 6, Stansberry hit .232 (43-for-185) with 10 doubles, one triple, four home runs 19 RBI and 28 runs scored in 51 games for the Beavers to start the year. He played 29 games at shortstop and 19 games at third base. Stansberry made his Major League debut with the Padres on August 25, 2007 and is batting .348 (8-for-23) with one double, three RBI and five runs scored in 23 career Major League games with San Diego.

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