Padres add Forsythe; Hudson to DL

The San Diego Padres announced today they have placed infielder Orlando Hudson on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring and selected infielder Logan Forsythe from Triple-A Tucson. In addition, the club has transferred left-handed pitcher Joe Thatcher from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

Logan Forsythe, 24, has hit .291 (25-for-86) with five doubles, four home runs, 15 RBI, 20 runs scored and two stolen bases in 22 games played for the Triple-A Tucson Padres. The infielder's first appearance will be his Major League debut. Selected by the Padres in the supplemental-round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft (46th overall), he has hit .279 (277-for-993) with 50 doubles, seven triples, 18 home runs, 114 RBI and 173 runs scored in 273 games played over four minor league seasons.

"He just comes to the ballpark ready to play," fellow prospect Nick Schmidt saids. "He's fearless in the box. He's definitely a good hitter."

"He grinds it out," prospect Jeremy Hefner said. "He can be down 0-2 or 1-2 and still gets a hit."

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Logan Forsythe Scouting Report

Forsythe batting practice in Lake Elsinore:

Orlando Hudson, 33, has hit .245 (23-for-94) with four doubles, a triple, six RBI, nine runs scored and a career-high tying 10 stolen bases in 29 games this season. The switch-hitter posted a season-best 11-game hitting streak from April 3 to April 15, tied for the third-longest hitting streak in the National League this season. 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 .280 (1191-for-4261) with 242 doubles, 56 triples, 83 home runs, 477 RBI, 582 runs scored and 70 stolen bases in 1,169 games played.

Joe Thatcher, 29, was originally placed on the 15-day disabled list on March 29, retroactive to March 22. He underwent exploratory surgery on Monday on his strained left shoulder. Last season for San Diego he went 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA (5 ER/35.0 IP) and 45 strikeouts against seven walks over 65 relief appearances. The southpaw is expected to begin a throwing program in six weeks

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