Padres activate Tim Stauffer from DL
Stauffer has been on the disabled list all season with a strained right elbow. He is 23-31 with a 3.92 ERA in 95 appearances, including 69 starts, over six seasons with the Padres.
To make room on the 25-man roster, the Padres optioned left-hander Josh Spence to Triple-A Tucson. Spence went 0-1 with a 4.35 ERA in 11 appearances, all as a reliever, for the Padres this season.
Manager Bud Black said outfielder Jeremy Hermida is scheduled to undergo sports hernia surgery on Tuesday and will be out up to six weeks. Hermida went on the 15-day disabled list in late April.
He hit .250 with two RBIs in 13 games this season.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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