Padres activate Hosmer 12 days after he broke index finger

MLB

SAN DIEGO (AP)The San Diego Padres activated first baseman Eric Hosmer from the 10-day injured list on Saturday, just 12 days after he broke his left index finger while trying to bunt.

Hosmer started and batted fifth against the Seattle Mariners. The Padres had the chance to clinch their first playoff berth in 14 seasons.

The Padres also recalled right-hander Luis Patino to start in place of Mike Clevinger, who will have his next start pushed back a few days due to right biceps tightness.

To make room on the roster, catcher Francisco Mejia and right-hander Luis Perdomo were optioned to the alternate training site.

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