Padres activate Chase Headley from the disabled list


The Padres have activated third baseman Chase Headley from the disabled list and optioned pitcher Kevin Quackenbush to Triple-A El Paso, per the team’s official Twitter.

Headley went on the DL on April 25 and had been slashing a meager .186/.250/.314 leading up to the injury. Headley, who turned 30 years old on Friday, is earning $10.525 million this season and is eligible for free agency following the conclusion of the 2014 season.

Steven Souza diagnosed with a strained pectoral muscle

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Steven Souza looked like he sustained a major shoulder injury after diving for a ball and missing on Wednesday night. Turns out, though, that it is not nearly as bad as it could’ve been: he has a strained pectoral muscle. That’ll only keep him out “a couple of weeks” according to Dbacks manager Torey Lovullo.

Good news for Souza and the Diamondbacks, who are counting on their new right fielder’s power to help offset the loss of J.D. Martinez, who helped the Dbacks to the playoffs with his second half home run outburst. He hit 30 with Tampa Bay last year and would seem poised to at least match that given Chase Field’s more hitter-friendly reputation.

Until Souza returns Jarrod Dyson and Yasmany Tomas will likely cover right field.