Marcus Giles to DL; Craig Stansberry up

San Diego, CA-- The San Diego Padres today placed second baseman Marcus Giles on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee sprain and recalled infielder Craig Stansberry from Triple-A Portland.

Marcus Giles, 29, sustained the injury in the bottom of the fourth inning of last night's 14-3 win in Philadelphia. In 107 games with the Padres this season, he is hitting .229 (91-for-398) with 19 doubles, three triples, four homers, 38 RBI and 52 runs scored.

Over parts of seven seasons with the Atlanta Braves (2001-06) and Padres (2007), Giles has a .277 career average (808-for-2912) with 187 doubles, 16 triples, 76 home runs, 332 RBI, 468 runs scored and 70 stolen bases.

Craig Stansberry, 25, has batted .273 (127-for-466) with 33 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs, 75 RBI, 83 runs scored, 70 walks and 10 steals in 124 games with Portland this season. He has played 85 games at second base, 28 at shortstop and 21 at third. The right-handed hitter leads the Beavers in most offensive categories, including at-bats, runs, hits, total bases (208), doubles, RBI and walks. Additionally, Stansberry played for the World Team in this year's All-Star Futures Game at San Francisco's AT&T Park.

In 12 Spring Training games with the Padres in 2007, Stansberry batted .286 (4-for-14) with one RBI and one run scored. He was claimed off waivers by San Diego from the Pittsburgh Pirates on December 20, 2006. Stansberry was originally drafted by Pittsburgh in the fifth round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.

When he makes his debut, Stansberry will be the first Major Leaguer ever born in Saudi Arabia. He lived there for just a month after his March 8, 1982 birth.

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