Left knee sprain lands Padres' Marcus Giles on DL

8/25/2007 - MLB Marcus Giles San Diego Padres + more

PHILADELPHIA -- The San Diego Padres placed second baseman
Marcus Giles on the 15-day disabled list because of a left knee
sprain Saturday.

Giles was injured Friday during the Padres' 14-3 victory when
Philadelphia's Carlos Ruiz barreled into the infielder trying to
break up a double play. Giles was visibly upset and confronted Ruiz
immediately after the play. Both benches cleared but there were no
punches thrown.

The team recalled infielder Craig Stansberry from Triple-A
Portland and he was in uniform for Saturday night's game against
Philadelphia. Geoff Blum started at second for San Diego.

Stansberry was hitting .273 with 14 homers and 75 RBIs at

Giles was hitting .229 with four homers and 38 RBIs in 107