Padres add three: Sweeney, Guzman, Quintero

The San Diego Padres today recalled outfielder Freddy Guzman, catcher Humberto Quintero and right-handed pitcher Brian Sweeney from Triple-A Portland.

Freddy Guzman, 23, will be joining the Padres for the second time this season after having been recalled on August 17 and optioned back to Portland on September 6. In 15 games with the Padres, Guzman batted .185 (12-for-65) with four RBI, eight runs scored and three stolen bases. He led the Pacific Coast League with 48 stolen bases while batting .292 (77-for-264) with 48 runs scored in 66 games with the Beavers.

Humberto Quintero, 25, has played in 21 games with the Padres between two trips to the Majors this season, batting .257 (18-for-70) with two home runs and 10 RBI. He hit safely in each of his first five games after his recall on June 21 and eight-of-nine overall. In 68 games with the Beavers, Quintero batted .317 (82-for-259) with five homers, 25 doubles and 30 RBI and was named to the World Team for the 2004 All-Star Futures Game, but did not participate as he had joined the Padres at the time. He was recalled most recently on August 16 and optioned back on August 31.

Brian Sweeney, 30, will also be joining the Padres for the third time this season. He had his contract purchased on May 27, but did not appear in a game before being optioned back to Portland on May 31. He was recalled on June 16 and tallied his first Major League win, defeating Randy Johnson and the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 29. Before being optioned back to Portland, Sweeney went 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA (3 ER/7.1 IP) in three games (one start) with the Padres. While with the Beavers, Sweeney went 11-4 with a 3.83 ERA (59 ER/138.2 IP) in 24 games (23) starts and his ERA ranked him eight among PCL league leaders.

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