Padres outright three to Triple-A

San Diego, CA – The San Diego Padres today announced that they have outrighted infielder Craig Stansberry and right-handed pitchers Tim Stauffer and Kevin Cameron to Triple-A Portland.

Craig Stansberry, 26, went 6-for-16 (.375) with one double, two RBI and four runs scored in 12 games for San Diego in 2008. He spent the majority of the year at Triple-A Portland, hitting .249 (68-for-273) with 13 doubles, three triples, seven home runs, 27 RBI and 44 runs scored in 75 games for the Beavers. Over parts of six minor league seasons in the Pittsburgh Pirates (2003-06) and Padres (2007-08) organizations, Stansberry has hit .265 (602-for-2,268) with 126 doubles, 32 triples, 66 home runs, 331 RBI and 358 runs scored in 622 games.

Tim Stauffer, 26, missed the entire 2008 season on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain. Originally signed by San Diego as a first-round selection in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft, the right-hander has gone 4-7 with a 6.37 ERA (67 ER/94.2 IP) in 18 games (17 starts) over parts of three Major League seasons with the Padres (2005-07).

Kevin Cameron did not factor in a decision in 2008, missing 73 games on the disabled list with a sprained right elbow (May 7-July 28). The 28-year-old posted a 3.60 ERA (4 ER/10.0 IP) in 10 relief appearances. Cameron is 2-0 with a 2.91 ERA (22 ER/68.0 IP) in 58 games since making his Major League debut with the Padres in 2007.

The Padres 40-man roster is now at 32.

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