Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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The San Diego Padres tore up their middle infield Thursday. First, they unconditionally released second baseman Orlando Hudson and called up Alexi Amarista from Triple-A Tucson to replace Hudson. Then they placed shortstop Jason Bartlett on the 15-day disabled list with the strong possibility that he, too, had played his last game as a Padre and replaced him with Everth Cabrera, who was also promoted from Tucson. Cabrera and Amarista were immediately put into the lineup. However, their presence, might signal more auditions. The Padres will likely look at candidates Logan Forsythe and Jedd Gyorko before the season ends. Forsythe, who had surgery March 9 to remove the fractured sesamoid bone from his left foot, started his rehab assignment with Tucson on Tuesday night. Gyorko was promoted from Double-A San Antonio on Thursday morning to replace Amarista. And high 2011 draft picks Cory Spangenberg (second base) and Jace Peterson (shortstop) are farther down the road. "We felt...
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