Found April 16, 2012 on RJ's Fro:
PADRES PRESS RELEASE DENVER, Col. -- The San Diego Padres today announced they have reinstated infielder/outfielder Mark Kotsay from the 15-day disabled list and have optioned right-handed pitcher Brad Brach to Triple-A Tucson.  Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement. Kotsay, 36, began the season on the disabled list with a straight right calf muscle.  The left-handed hitter played in 104 games for the Milwaukee Brewers last season, hitting .270 (63-for-233) and was signed by the Padres as a free agent in November this past offseason.  In 13 games this Spring, hit .345 (10-for-29) with three RBI, two runs, four walks and five strikeouts. Brach, 26, made his first career Opening Day roster this season and has worked in five relief outings for the Padres, going 0-1 with a 5.06 ERA (3 ER/5.1 IP) with three strikeouts against seven walks.  The right-hander made his Major League debut for San Diego last season and has worked in 14 caree...

Padres activate Kotsay from disabled list

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#42 of the San Diego Padres was laying down a bunt with 2 on, nobody out in the top of the 9th yesterday against the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday. The ball hit behind home plate and the umpire... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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