DENVER -- Padres right-handed pitcher Dustin Moseley said treatment on his injured left shoulder has gone well this week, and he expects to make his next scheduled start on Sunday.Moseley dislocated his shoulder while swinging at a pitch from Rockies right-hander Aaron Cook on June 8. Moseley threw about 35 pitches during a bullpen session on Monday while wearing a neoprene sleeve on his left shoulder. He is scheduled to throw on the side again on Wednesday. "It feels a lot better," said Moseley, who has undergone a number of treatments on his shoulder, including massage sessions. "We've got the best training staff ever, man. They're great." The first time Moseley dislocated his shoulder was in 2003, but the right-hander said it had never popped out as long as it did last week. "That was the worst thing I've ever felt," Moseley said. With Moseley unable to make his start on Tuesday, the Padres recalled left-hander Wade LeBlanc from Triple-A Tucson to make his second start of the season. In a corresponding move, San Diego optioned right-hander Anthony Bass, who earned the win in his Major League debut on Monday, back to Double-A San Antonio. If he pitches well, LeBlanc is likely to stay in the rotation in place of injured right-hander Aaron Harang, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a right foot contusion. Padres manager Bud Black said on Monday that he expects Harang to be on the DL for longer than 15 days. "It's a performance game," Black said. "But Wade's been in our rotation. Last year he was a constant until late in the year. ... We have a lot of confidence in Wade because of what he's done for us."
Hudson eyes weekend return
DENVER -- Padres second baseman Orlando Hudson bid his teammates a temporary farewell on Tuesday, hopeful that he will be playing alongside them by the weekend.Hudson left Denver before Tuesday's game to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Lake Elsinore. Padres manager Bud Black said Hudson will play in three games with the Storm beginning on Wednesday. "We'll re-evaluate after that," Black said. "We want him back. He's doing well." If all goes well, Hudson, who is on the 15-day disabled list after suffering a strained groin on May 25, could join the team in Minnesota by the weekend, in time to play against his former team. Hudson showed no ill effects of the injury after running the bases, fielding ground balls and taking batting practice before Monday's game at Coors Field. In his first season with the Padres, Hudson is hitting .217 with seven RBIs.
Hawpe nursing sore left elbow
DENVER -- Padres first baseman/outfielder Brad Hawpe was out of the lineup for the second straight game on Tuesday, while nursing left elbow soreness.Padres manager Bud Black said Hawpe injured his elbow while making a throw from right field against the Nationals on Sunday. Hawpe took batting practice on Tuesday and was available as a pinch-hitter, Black said. San Diego's skipper said throwing the ball is still causing Hawpe some discomfort, but he doesn't expect Hawpe to make a trip to the disabled list. Hawpe, who spent his first 6 1/2 Major League seasons in Colorado before the Rockies released him last August and he then signed with and finished the season with the Rays, is hitting .236 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in his first year with the Padres.
Padres loaded with All-Stars at Double-A
DENVER -- Eight players at the Padres' Double-A affiliate, San Antonio, were named to the Texas League's Southern Division All-Star team.Catcher Ali Solis, infielders Vince Belnome and James Darnell, outfielder Sawyer Carroll and right-handed pitchers Anthony Bass, Brad Brach, Casey Kelly and Jorge Reyes are scheduled to play in the game, which will take place on June 29 at San Antonio's Wolff Stadium. In addition, Class A Lake Elsinore Storm infielder Jedd Gyorko was named to the California League's All-Star team. The California League All-Stars will host the Carolina League All-Stars on June 21 in Modesto, Calif.
Nick Kosmider is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.