SAN DIEGO (AP) -Clay Hensley, who surrendered Barry Bonds' 755th homer, was recalled Thursday from Triple-A Portland and started for the Padres against the Colorado Rockies.
To make room on the roster, the Padres optioned left-hander Joe Thatcher to the Beavers.
Hensley was on the opening day roster but was twice sent down to Portland. He was 1-3 with a 6.18 ERA going into Thursday night's start.
Hensley gave up a solo shot to Bonds on Aug. 4, allowing him to tie Hank Aaron's career record. Bonds broke the record three nights later in San Francisco.
Hensley was sent down to Portland the next day because the Padres needed another reliever for their taxed bullpen.
Thatcher had two stints with the Padres this season, pitching in five games and allowing three unearned runs in five innings. He had no decisions.
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