September 5th, 2011
The Padres today reinstated Chris Denorfia from the disabled list, returning the outfielder to the Big League roster for the first time since he was originally placed on the DL August 6 with a strained right hamstring. . He made two separate rehabilitation stints, hitting .261 (6-for-23) with two doubles, two RBI, one run scored and three walks in nine games played total between Triple-A Tucson and Single-A Lake Elsinore.
The addition of Denorfia follows a number of claims/call-ups that are par for the course once September hits each year. Over the last week, the Friars have added Jeremy Hermida (claimed off waivers), Jeff Fulchino (claimed off waivers), Brad Brach (selected from minors), Luis Martinez (recalled from minors), Drew Carpenter (claimed off waivers), Anthony Rizzo (recalled from minors), James Darnell (recalled from minors) and Denorfia. With all those moves, the Padres now have 32 players on their active roster.