Ryan called up with Torrealba away

Ryan called up with Torrealba away

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres officially recalled catcher Dusty Ryan from Triple-A Portland on Monday to replace Yorvit Torrealba, who was placed on the restricted list.

Padres manager Bud Black said that Torrealba will be away from the team for three days because of "personal matters," and that he expects Torrealba to rejoin the team on Thursday night in Philadelphia for a three-game set that begins the following evening.

Ryan hit .118 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 35 games with Portland, and is known as a strong defensive catcher. He last appeared in the Major Leagues with Detroit, where he played in 27 games over parts of two seasons and hit .257 with two home runs and 11 RBIs.

Nick Hundley, who has split time with Torrealba behind the plate this season, got the start in Monday's contest against the Mets. He has been an offensive spark for the Padres of late -- his walk-off single in the 11th inning propelled San Diego to a 3-2 victory over Washington on Sunday. Hundley tallied a three-run homer and a triple in the Padres' 4-2 win Saturday over the Nationals.