SAN DIEGO–The Padres have placed infielder Orlando Hudson on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 26, with a left groin strain and recalled infielder Logan Forsythe from Triple-A Tucson.
Hudson, 33, has hit .217 (25-for-115) with five doubles, a triple, seven RBI, nine runs scored and a career-high tying 10 stolen bases in 36 games for the Padres this season. The switch-hitting infielder will be making his second stint on the disabled list this season, also missing time from May 4 to May 19 with a strained right hamstring. Over parts of 10 Major League seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays (2002-05), Arizona Diamondbacks (2006-07), Los Angeles Dodgers (2009), Minnesota Twins (2010) and Padres (2011), he has hit .279 (1193-for-4282) with 243 doubles, 56 triples, 83 home runs, 478 RBI, 582 runs scored and 70 stolen bases in 1,176 games played.
Forsythe, 24, will be making his second stint with the Padres in 2011. The infielder was previously selected from Triple-A Tucson on May 4 and made his Major League debut that day as a pinch-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In six games for San Diego he has gone 0-for-7 with a walk, including his first and only career start on May 8 at second base. In 28 games overall for Tucson this season, he has hit .270 (30-for-111) with six doubles, five home runs, 21 RBI, 24 runs scored and 19 walks against 33 strikeouts. Selected by the Padres in the supplemental-round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft (46th overall), Forsythe has hit .277 (282-for-1018) with 51 doubles, seven triples, 19 home runs, 120 RBI and 177 runs scored in 279 games played over four minor league seasons