Padres place Denorfia on DL
The San Diego Padres have placed outfielder Chris Denorfia on
the disabled list before Saturday’s game against the Pirates
because of a strained right hamstring.
San Diego recalled outfielder Blake Tekotte, less than 48 hours
after optioning him to Double-A San Antonio.
Denorfia had not played since leaving a game last Sunday. He had
been working out attempting to return but manager Bud Black said
the team finally decided it couldn’t play a man short any
A 24-year-old rookie, Tekotte is making his third stint with the
Padres this season. He was called up on Monday and appeared in two
games before being sent back down when reliever Joe Thatcher
returned from the disabled list.
A .275 hitter in 394 career minor league games, Tekotte is 6 for
24 with an RBI and two stolen bases in 12 games for the Padres.