Cameron Maybin is back off of the disabled list and is back in the Padres lineup playing center field and batting seventh. Brad Hawpe gets the day off in Maybin’s first return to duty off the disabled list and Chris Denorfia shifts from center to right field.
In order to make room for Maybin on the roster, we sent down C Kyle Phillips. We decided to keep Rob Johnson as the back-up catcher. Phillips had been playing well and deserved to stay on the roster more than Johnson, but Jed Hoyer and Buddy Black must have saw it differently though.