Eckstein to DL with hammy injury

Updated: July 7, 2009, 12:23 AM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- The San Diego Padres have placed infielder David Eckstein on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring injury.

Eckstein pulled up lame while running out a ground ball Sunday in the 12th inning of the Padres' 7-6 loss to Los Angeles in 13 innings. He's hitting .267 with a homer and 33 RBIs.

Also Monday, San Diego activated right-hander Luke Gregerson from the 15-day disabled list, recalled right-hander Mike Ekstrom from Triple-A Portland and optioned left-hander Joe Thatcher to Portland.

Gregerson was 0-3 with a 3.15 ERA in 30 appearances before going on the disabled list with a strained right shoulder.

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