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Padres send down Hensley due to taxed bullpen

Updated: August 5, 2007, 5:32 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- It was No. 755 and out for Clay Hensley.

The San Diego Padres right-hander was optioned to Triple-A Portland on Sunday, a day after serving up the home run that allowed Barry Bonds to tie Hank Aaron's all-time record.

The demotion had nothing to with Bonds' historic shot. San Diego's bullpen was taxed after two straight extra-inning games, and the Padres needed a fresh arm, which it got by promoting right-hander Mike Thompson from the Beavers.

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