Padres place Eckstein on DL

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- The San Diego Padres placed infielder David Eckstein on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday and reinstated outfielder Will Venable from the DL.

Eckstein suffered a right calf strain and is on the DL for the first time since July 6, 2009. In 78 games this season, he's hitting .279 with a homer, 20 doubles and 22 RBI.

Venable, meanwhile, has been out since early July with a lower back strain and has a .238 batting average with eight homers and 32 RBI in 69 games.


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