Padres purchase Clark, Myrow; Barrett returns

San Diego, CA - The San Diego Padres today returned catcher Michael Barrett from a rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Portland and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. The club also purchased the contracts of infielder Brian Myrow and outfielder Brady Clark from Portland.

Michael Barrett, 30, was placed on the 15-day disabled list August 11 due to concussion-like symptoms. He returns from a three-game rehabilitation assignment during which he went 2-for-11 with a double and RBI for Triple-A Portland. In 88 games with the Chicago Cubs and Padres this year, Barrett is hitting .248 (78-for-315) with 15 doubles, nine home runs, 37 RBI, 29 runs scored and 18 walks. Over parts of 10 Major League seasons with the Montreal Expos (1998-2003), Cubs (2004-2007) and Padres (2007), Barrett is a career .266 hitter (897-for-3371) with 215 doubles, 21 triples, 95 home runs, 409 RBI, 386 runs scored and 268 walks.

Brian Myrow joins the Padres for his second Major League season. In 19 Major League games with the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2005 season, he went 4-for-20 with a double, two runs scored and five walks. The 30-year-old (turns 31 on Tuesday) hit .355 (123-for-346) with 31 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs, 73 RBI, 60 runs scored and 55 walks in 106 games for Triple-A Portland this year. Over parts of eight minor league seasons, Myrow is a career .306 hitter (760-for-2487) with 191 doubles, 26 triples, 88 home runs, 452 RBI, 462 runs and 483 walks in 758 games.

Brady Clark, 34, was signed to a minor league contract by the Padres on August 16. In 13 games with Triple-A Portland, he hit .339 (19-for-56) with six doubles, six RBI, 11 runs scored and three walks. Clark opened the season with the Los Angeles Dodgers, going 13-for-58 (.224) with four doubles, five RBI, seven runs scored and six walks before being released and signed by the Boston Red Sox. He appeared in five games for Triple-A Pawtucket, going 5-for-19 (.263) with two doubles, a home run, three RBI, two runs scored and three walks.

Over parts of eight Major League seasons with the Cincinnati Reds (2000-02), New York Mets (2002), Milwaukee Brewers (2003-06) and Dodgers (2007), Clark is a career .277 hitter (542-for-1958) with 96 doubles, five triples, 36 home runs, 203 RBI, 258 runs scored and 199 walks in 757 games.

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