Jun 6, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera (2) throws out the runner in the 4th inning against the Washington Nationals at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Stan Liu-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres place Everth Cabrera on the DL & recall Brooks Conrad

San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres have placed shortstop Everth Cabrera on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and have recalled infielder Brooks Conrad from Triple-A El Paso.

Originally the Padres were going to take a few days to evaluate Everth Cabreras injury and re-evaluate him on Friday, but the Padres decided instead today to place Everth Cabrera on the DL.

With Everth Cabrera out, Alexi Amarista will get the majority of playing time at shortstop.

Everth Cabrera has struggled this season for the Padres batting only .218 and 13 stolen bases.

Brooks Conrad signed a minor league deal with Padres this off-season after spending last season in Japan with the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball. Conrad made his Major League debut with the Oakland Athletics in 2008. Conrad then played for the Atlanta Braves from 2009-2011 and the Tampa Bay Rays in 2012. then spent three years in the Braves organization.

Conrad has had an excellent season in Triple-A El Paso batting .275, with 18 home runs and 57 RBI’s. His 18 HR’s are tied for second most in the Pacific Coast League.

To make room for Conrad on the 40-man roster, the Padres have transferred reliever Troy Patton from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL.

Conrad is excited to be not only back in the big leagues…but also to back home.

“It’s really good to be home,” said Conrad, who attended Monte Vista High School in nearby Spring Valley. “This is a dream come true. I grew up watching the Padres my whole life. This has been a special day.”  - Corey Brock of Padres.com 

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