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 WASHINGTON (AP) -The San Diego Padres activated right-hander Clay Hensley, an 11-game winner last year, from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Portland on Friday.
Hensley had been on the D.L. since May 4, retroactive to May 3, with a right groin strain. He was 1-3 with a 7.62 ERA in six starts after going 11-12 with a 3.71 ERA in 29 appearances in 2006, including 26 starts.
``Clay needs to ... regroup, so to speak, show he's healthy, string a couple of outings together and be ready,'' Padres manager Bud Black said. ``He needs to go down there and make some more consistent pitches.''
The Padres also optioned infielder Oscar Robles to Portland to make room on the roster for outfielder Hiram Bocachica, who was claimed off waivers from Oakland on Thursday.
Bocachica started in right field Friday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Washington Nationals.
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