SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Padres have placed outfielder Mark Kotsay on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain and recalled outfielder Blake Tekotte from Triple-A Tucson.
Kotsay's move is retroactive to last Sunday. The 36-year-old is hitting .294 with one homer and six RBIs in 18 games, and is 3 for 10 as a pinch-hitter, with a double, homer and four RBIs.
Tekotte is up for the second time this season. He was first recalled April 28 and played in five games before being optioned back to Tucson on May 8.