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Padres put 3B Chase Headley on DL

Updated: August 9, 2011, 3:15 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Third baseman Chase Headley is expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken left pinkie, leaving the punchless San Diego Padres without their most productive hitter.

San Diego placed Headley and reliever Ernesto Frieri on the 15-day disabled list Monday before a 9-8 loss to the New York Mets. Frieri has a strained lower back.

To fill their spots, the Padres selected the contract of infielder James Darnell and recalled left-hander Wade LeBlanc from Triple-A Tucson. ...

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