Padres activate Yonder Alonso, Jedd Gyorko
The Padres placed Kyle Blanks and Clayton Richard on the DL on Friday, but they got Yonder Alonso and Jedd Gyorko back.
Before Friday's night game against the Giants, the Padres made a flurry of roster moves.
Also, reliever Miles Mikolas was sent to Triple-A Tucson, infielder Pedro Ciriaco was designated for assignment and pitcher Clayton Richard -- who needs season-ending shoulder surgery -- was transferred from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.
Getting Alonso and Gyorko back is a big plus for the struggling Padres.
Alonso, a 26-year-old first baseman, is hitting .284/.335/.416 with six homers and 29 RBI in 54 games this season. A fractured hand had sidelined him since June 1.
Gyorko, a 24-year-old second baseman, is hitting .284/.341/.461 with 17 doubles, eight homers and 36 runs scored in 60 games this season. He has been out since June 9 due to a groin injury.
The Padres enter Friday having lost 12 of their last 13.