San Diego Padres Wiretap
Padres first baseman Phil Nevin was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with a strained muscle in his left side.
The move was made retroactive to Tuesday. Outfielder Ben Johnson was recalled from Triple-A Portland to take Nevin's roster spot.
Nevin hurt himself during batting practice Tuesday night and hasn't played since. He was supposed to swing a bat Sunday but didn't try. Manager Bruce Bochy thought the slugger would be ready by next Friday, but with center fielder Dave Roberts nursing a sore knee, Bochy didn't want to be down two players.
Nevin thinks he'll be ready to go when he's eligible to be activated on July 7, when the Padres are at Houston.
He is batting .268 with nine home runs and a team-leading 47 RBI.
Bret Bonone put on a display this past weekend that may prompt further discussions between Seattle general manager Bill Bavasi and his San Diego counterpart Kevin Towers. The two spent a considerable amount of time talking over the weekend, likely about Boone.
With his sixth homer for Seattle's first run in the fifth and an astonishing dive and grenade-toss flip from a prone position to start a double play in the bottom of that inning, Boone capped a showcase series that included four hits and two superb defensive plays in the first two games.
While Seattle officials do not comment on personnel moves, Boone said he had heard nothing.
"Not a word, and I haven't heard anything from Adam [Katz, his agent], either," Boone said.
The San Diego Padres placed first baseman Phil Nevin on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday due to a strained left oblique.
The empty roster spot was filled by outfielder Ben Johnson who was called up from (AAA) Portland.
Johnson, 24, has played in 73 games for the Beavers, batting .299 with a team-high 17 home runs and is tied for the team lead with 49 RBI.
The Padres placed right-hander Adam Eaton and catcher Ramon Hernandez on the 15-day disabled list.
To take their roster spots, right-hander Tim Redding was activated from the disabled list and outfielder Paul McAnulty was recalled from Double-A Mobile.
Eaton (9-2, 3.42 ERA) was put on the DL retroactive to last Thursday. He strained the flexor tendon in his right middle finger Wednesday night at Detroit during his last start.
The Padres had hoped Eaton would be able to start Friday night against Seattle, but he had to cut his bullpen session short on Tuesday.
Hernandez was placed on the DL retroactive to Saturday. He injured his left wrist sliding back to first base the night before at Minnesota.
The San Diego Padres today agreed to terms with Manager Bruce Bochy on a two-year contract extension. Executive Vice President/General Manager Kevin Towers made the announcement.
"Bruce Bochy has reached several milestones with the Padres within the past few years and those reflect as to what type of leader he is," said Towers. "I have always felt that Bruce is one of the best baseball minds in the business and we're pleased to have him lead our ballclub through at least 2007."
Bochy, 50, has led the Padres to a 40-31 record and a 4.5-game lead in the National League West this season. On May 11, Bochy managed the Padres to a 7-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park for the 800th win of his career, and became the 65th manager in Major League history to accomplish that feat. Additionally, he is one of just 33 managers to reach 800 wins with a single club. That same month, Bochy led the Padres to a 22-6 mark, establishing a new franchise record for wins in any single month. Only three active managers, Atlanta's Bobby Cox (1,583), the New York Yankees' Joe Torre (924) and St. Louis' Tony LaRussa (839) have won more games with their current clubs than Bochy (821).
"Bruce has earned the confidence and respect of his players, coaches, peers and front office, and extending his contract at this time adds to the continuity and stability that are important elements in building a championship organization," said Padres CEO Sandy Alderson. "He has the winning combination of baseball knowledge and people skills that has earned my full confidence in him."
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