Padres LHP Thatcher has arthroscopic surgery
San Diego Padres reliever Joe Thatcher has undergone exploratory
arthroscopic surgery on his strained left shoulder.
The left-hander is expected to begin a throwing program in six
weeks. He began the season on the disabled list. Manager Bud Black
said Thatcher could pitch this season if his rehab goes well.
Also, Triple-A shortstop Everth Cabrera, who was with the Padres
the last two seasons, broke the hamate bone in his right hand and
will be out six weeks.