Cameron activated; Adkins optioned

The San Diego Padres today reinstated center fielder Mike Cameron from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-handed pitcher Jon Adkins to Triple-A Portland.

Mike Cameron, 32, was placed on the disabled list with a strained left oblique on April 1 (retroactive to March 31) and has missed the team's first 17 games. Cameron batted a career-high .273 (84-for-308) with 12 home runs, 23 doubles, 39 RBI, 47 runs scored, 13 stolen bases and a .342 on-base percentage in 76 games with the New York Mets last season.

Over parts of 11 Major League seasons with the Chicago White Sox (1995-98), Cincinnati Reds (1999), Seattle Mariners (2000-03) and Mets (2004-05), Cameron has a career batting average of .249 (1080-for-4329) with 173 home runs, 238 doubles, 625 RBI, 690 runs scored and 229 stolen bases in 1,268 games. In two games during a rehabilitation assignment with Single-A Lake Elsinore, Cameron batted .333 (2-for-6) with a double, RBI and run scored.

Jon Adkins, 28, is 0-1 with a 10.13 ERA (3 ER/2.2 IP) in three games for the Padres in 2006. Over parts of four seasons with the Chicago White Sox (2003-05) and Padres (2006), Adkins has a career record of 2-5 with a 5.25 ERA (48 ER/82.1 IP) in 62 games.

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