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Spence called up while Thayer on paternity list

Spence called up while Thayer on paternity list

Spence called up while Thayer on paternity list
PHOENIX -- The Padres recalled left-handed pitcher Josh Spence from Triple-A Tucson and placed right-handed pitcher Dale Thayer on the Major League paternity list.

In 11 games for the Padres this year, Spence, 24, is 0-1 with a 4.35 ERA and 10 strikeouts with five walks. He went 3-2 with a 5.17 ERA in 29 games for Tucson, including a 1-0 mark with a 3.60 ERA in his last 12 games.

Thayer, who is 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA, and his wife, Lisa, welcomed their third daughter early Friday morning.

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