Padres recall Evan Scribner from Triple-A

The San Diego Padres announced today they have recalled right-handed pitcher Evan Scribner from Triple-A Tucson and optioned left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc to the same Tucson club.

Evan Scribner, 25, has gone 0-1 with three saves in four opportunities, a 5.63 ERA (5 ER/8.0 IP) and five strikeouts against no walks over six relief appearances for Tucson this season. The right-hander's first appearance with San Diego will be his Major League debut. He worked four scoreless outings this Spring for the Padres before being optioned to Triple-A Tucson on March 11. Acquired by San Diego from the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 17, 2008 in exchange for infielder Tony Clark, he has gone 17-16 with 52 saves, a 2.71 ERA (78 ER/259.0 IP) and 317 strikeouts against 62 walks over 192 relief appearances across five minor league seasons in the Diamondbacks (2007-08) and Padres (2009-11) organizations.

"Evan Scribner's curveball is pretty good," former Padres prospect Brandon Gomes said. "It is a 20-mph difference. It is a Bugs Bunny pitch."

Here is a look at the coverage of Evan Scribner throughout his time with the organization:

Randy Smith on Evan Scribner

Evan Scribner Interview

Evan Scribner Interview

Evan Scribner scouting report from 2009

Evan Scribner Interview

Padres trade Clark for Scribner

Wade LeBlanc, 26, was recalled from Triple-A Tucson yesterday for his second stint with the Padres in 2011. The southpaw made the start for the Padres against the Philadelphia Phillies, working a career-high 8.0 innings pitched. In three starts for Tucson this season he has posted a 6.87 ERA (14 ER/18.1 IP), a .329 (26-for-79) opponents batting average and 13 strikeouts against just two walks. Originally signed as a second-round selection by the Padres in the 2006 First-Year Player Draft, LeBlanc has gone 12-17 with a 4.47 ERA (110 ER/221.2 IP) in 41 career games, 39 starts, over parts of three Major League seasons with the Padres.

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