Some news … roster moves

This is going down today, with two player moves to come, one possibly a DFA. More later.

By Corey Brock /

SAN DIEGO – Padres general manager Kevin Towers alluded to “wholesale changes” to the 25-man roster and, apparently, he wasn’t kidding.
The Padres will announce Thursday that they have promoted right-handed pitchers Jared Wells, Mike Adams and Josh Banks from Triple-A Portland in addition to a catcher from Double-A San Antonio, Colt Morton.
The Padres will place pitcher Chris Young and catcher Josh Bard on the 15-day disabled list before their game against the Reds at PETCO Park.
Young suffered a nasal fracture and a lacerate nose when he was hit in the face by a line drive off the bat of Albert Pujols in the third inning of Wednesday’s 11-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Young was released from Scripps Greene Hospital late Wednesday.
Bard was suffered a high ankle sprain in the same inning on a play at the plate involving Pujols.
Wells was 1-1 with a 5.85 ERA with nine saves for the Beavers. Adams was 3-1 with a 5.52 ERA. He is the only player who was not on the 40-man roster before Thursday.
Banks was 1-1 with a 6.66 ERA in eight games. Banks would likely fill Young’s spot in the rotation. He allowed one run in six innings with eight strikeouts in his last start for Portland on May 19.
This will be Morton’s second stint with the Padres this season. He had one hit in 15 at-bats in nine games after catcher Michael Barrett went on the disabled list with a sprained right elbow.
The Padres would still have to make two roster moves Thursday. Those moves will be announced before the game.
<b><a href=””>Corey Brock</a></b> is a reporter for

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