Young reinstated; Ambres designated

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The San Diego Padres today reinstated right-handed pitcher Chris Young from the 15-day disabled list and designated outfielder Chip Ambres for assignment.

Chris Young was placed on the disabled list May 22 with a nasal fracture and laceration to his nose. He sustained the injury in the third inning of the May 21 game against St. Louis. Young has made 10 starts for the Padres this season, going 4-4 with a 4.50 ERA (27 ER/54.0 IP), 51 strikeouts and 30 walks. Over parts of five Major League seasons with the Texas Rangers (2004-05) and San Diego (2006-08), Young is 39-26 with a 3.75 ERA (253 ER/607.1 IP) while holding opponents to a .221 average (500-for-2,258).

The 29-year-old right-hander made two rehabilitation starts with Single-A Lake Elsinore prior to being reinstated, going 0-1 with a 3.12 ERA (3 ER/8.2 IP). Young struck out seven and walked one while allowing five hits.

Chip Ambres, 28, went 2-for-17 (.118) in eight games for the Padres, including four starts in right field, after his contract was purchased from Triple-A Portland on July 8. He hit .289 (92-for-318) with 24 doubles, five triples, 16 home runs, 62 RBI and 70 runs scored in 85 games with the Beavers. Over parts of three Major League seasons with the Kansas City Royals (2005), New York Mets (2007) and Padres (2008), Ambres has hit .230 (38-for-165) with eight doubles, four home runs, 10 RBI and 25 runs scored in 64 games.

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