Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/9/12

The San Francisco Giants activated third baseman Pablo Sandoval from the disabled list Saturday and started him against the Texas Rangers at AT&T Park.

Sandoval had been out since May 4 surgery on his left hand. He completed a rehab stint Friday for Triple-A Fresno by hitting two home runs.

"We think he's ready," manager Bruce Bochy told CSNBayArea.com. "With Melky (Cabrera) out, sure, that plays a part in it. We're a little short-handed and could use another bat in the lineup."

---The Detroit Tigers placed infielder Jhonny Peralta on paternity leave, activated outfielder Austin Jackson from the disabled list and recalled infielder Hernan Perez from the minor leagues Saturday.

Peralta could miss one to three games for the birth of a child and Perez was summoned to fill the spot on the roster as a backup infielder. The 21-year-old is hitting .252 with 23 RBI and 11 stolen bases for Single-A Lakeland.

Jackson completed a rehabilitation stint with Triple-A Toledo. He went 1 for 8 in two games.

---The St. Louis Cardinals announced the signing of 27 of their 44 selections in the June first-year player draft.

Among the signees were supplemental first-round picks Patrick Wisdom and Steve Bean, MLB.com reported. The Cardinals signed seven players drafted in the first 10 rounds. Another four of their 14 selections in the opening 10 rounds were still playing in the NCAA super-regionals this weekend.

Wisdom, the 52nd pick overall, played third base for St. Mary's (Calif.). Bean, a catcher chosen by the Cardinals with the 59th selection, spurned a chance to play college ball for Texas to sign out of Rockwell High School in Texas.

---Right-hander Tim Hudson is bothered by bone spurs in his left ankle and will miss Sunday's start for the Atlanta Braves.

The Braves will promote right-hander Julio Teheran from Triple-A Gwinnett to start in Hudson's place against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Hudson, who is coming off a 1-0 shutout victory over Miami on Tuesday, received a cortisone injection in the ankle. The Braves hope he'll be available to make his next start Wednesday against the New York Yankees.

Hudson is 4-2 with a 3.83 ERA in eight starts.

The 21-year-old Teheran made three starts and two relief appearances for the Braves last season.

---A newspaper report indicated Saturday that former San Diego Padres great Tony Gwynn owns more than $400,000 in federal income taxes.

Gwynn, currently the baseball coach at San Diego State, is partnering with Thomas Tull, CEO of Legendary Pictures, and others in a bid to purchase the Padres from majority owner John Moores.

Gwynn's back taxes are from 2003, 2007 and 2009, UT San Diego reported.

The Hall of Famer's attorney, Mitch Dubick, told UT San Diego that his client is attempting to pay the back taxes and that he doesn't anticipate the debt to the government hindering Gwynn's involvement with the ownership group.

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