San Diego Padres Wiretap
Shortstop Khalil Greene was activated from the 15-day disabled list and started against the Diamondbacks.
Greene had been out since breaking his left big toe while diving for a ball against Philadelphia on Aug. 14.
Greene is batting .257 with 10 home runs and 49 RBI in 92 games.
"Anytime you get one of your core players back, it's a spark to your team," manager Bruce Bochy said.
To make room on the roster, shortstop Wilson Valdez was designated for assignment.
Padres ace Jake Peavy cut his non-throwing left hand while taking out the trash Monday morning but said he'll be OK to start against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Peavy (11-6, 2.97 ERA) cut his hand on a can lid while jamming a bag of trash into a garbage can.
"It was just sitting perfect, I pushed into it and it was like a razor blade," Peavy said. "The green beans weren't worth it last night. Thank the good Lord it was the left hand."
Jeff Schemmel, SDSU's new director of athletics, dropped a new contract on the desk of manager Tony Gwynn, who quickly signed the three-year deal.
Gwynn's original three-year contract expired six weeks ago, but the signing delay was more a function of getting coach and AD in the same room together than getting them to agree on contract terms.
"The biggest thing I can say is people know I will be here another three years," said Gwynn, who will earn $100,000 a year. "It wasn't about the money. It was more about letting people know this is where I want to be and that I'm still here.
"When I signed the original deal three years ago, people said I would never see the end of it. Well, I finished that one out, and I'm starting my second three years. I don't see myself doing anything different for a while. I'm really happy."
Said Schemmel in a school statement: "His desire and enthusiasm have made him a great asset to SDSU. We appreciate his efforts on behalf of the program and his passion for San Diego State baseball. I look forward to helping him achieve national prominence with our baseball program."
Gwynn said he was offered a five-year contract.
"I think three years is the right length," he said. "I need to leave my options open, too. I don't want to be locked down for five years. What happens if we win a national title and I'm sitting here making what I made when I originally took the job? You've got to have some room to grow."
Padres shortstop Khalil Greene broke his left big toe Sunday and is expected to miss two to three weeks.
Greene jammed his toe into the ground while diving for Todd Pratt's single to left field in the third inning of San Diego's 8-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
"It's frustrating, but it's a part of the game," Greene said. "It's disappointing, but there's not much you can do about it."
Greene, expected to be placed on the disabled list Monday, missed three weeks earlier this season when he broke his right ring finger on April 17. The runner-up to Pittsburgh's Jason Bay last season for NL Rookie of the Year, Greene also broke his right index finger last Sept. 13 and missed the rest of the season except for two appearances as a pinch-runner.
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