08/30/11 8:33 PM ET
Good news for Maybin, Padres after MRI
By Corey Brock / MLB.com
San Diego manager Bud Black said the test, conducted in San Diego, showed no structural damage.
"It showed some inflammation around the joint," Black said. "Now it's just a matter of quieting down the wrist. Right now, it's angry."
Maybin, who missed his fourth consecutive game on Tuesday, is currently taking anti-inflammatory medication, Black said.
Black isn't sure when Maybin will play again, though he did say, "We'll see about this weekend."
The Padres are off on Thursday, which will give Maybin's wrist another day to heal. The injury first occurred "a month or two ago" Maybin said, though he is not entirely certain when.
Maybin does know that he aggravated the injury making a leaping catch at the wall in Arizona on Friday, as he used the wrist to brace himself against the wall. He then used that hand to help brace his return to the ground after making the catch.
Will Venable got his fourth consecutive start in center field on Tuesday to spell Maybin. The Padres also recalled outfielder Blake Tekotte from Double-A San Antonio to give them more outfield depth.
Tekotte rejoins Padres in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES -- For the fourth time this season -- and the third time this month -- Blake Tekotte has joined the Padres. The outfielder was added to the 25-man roster before the start of Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.
Relief pitcher Erik Hamren was optioned to Triple-A Tucson. He'll likely rejoin the team on or after Sept. 1 when the rosters expand to 40 players.
Hamren was 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in 10 appearances, with nine strikeouts and seven walks in 9 2/3 innings.
For Tekotte, the timing of this particular promotion means that he will miss playing in the Texas League playoffs for the Padres' Double-A affiliate in San Antonio. Tekotte had appeared in 98 games with the Missions, hitting .298 with 17 home runs.
"[The Major Leagues] is obviously my ultimate goal," Tekotte said. "Obviously, I would have wanted to play with [the Missions], but I'm glad I'm here to show the Padres what I've worked and improved on."
Tekotte has hit .182 in 33 at-bats in 18 games for the Padres. He was first recalled from Double-A on May 23 and notched his first Major League hit five days later in Washington.
Seven Padres prospects named to Peoria AFL roster
LOS ANGELES -- The rosters for the Arizona Fall League season were released on Tuesday, and seven Padres prospects were named to the Peoria roster, including one player who is already on the big league 25-man roster.
Right-handed pitcher Anthony Bass, who has a 1.95 ERA in 27 2/3 innings thus far with the Padres, will be a part of the starting rotation with Peoria, in a move meant to increase his innings.
"Coming into the year, my innings limit was 160," Bass said on Tuesday. "I guess they want me to get my workload up."
Bass started the season with Double-A San Antonio before being recalled to make a spot start on June 13 in Colorado. He was optioned back to San Antonio after the game before being recalled for good on June 26.
Since then, Bass has thrown 22 2/3 innings with the Padres, giving him a total of 102 2/3 innings this season between San Diego and San Antonio.
Other players named to the AFL roster on Tuesday include left-handed pitchers Jeff Ibarra and Nick Schmidt, right-hander Miles Mikolas, catcher Jason Hagerty, third baseman Jedd Gyorko and infielder James Darnell.
Darnell, a third baseman, will play in the outfield to help him gain experience there and to add to his versatility. Darnell hit .200 in 20 at-bats with the Padres this month before being optioned back to Triple-A Tucson to get more at-bats.
The Arizona Fall League season begins on Oct. 4.