August 21, 2016

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres recalled left-hander Keith Hessler and utility player Patrick Kivlehan from Triple-A El Paso on Saturday.

Kessler, who went 1-1 with a 2.95 ERA in 28 outings at El Paso, is making his fifth appearance with the Padres.

Kivlehan was acquired off waivers on Aug. 4 from the Mariners and hit .341 in 12 games at El Paso.

The Padres optioned lefty Ryan Buchter, who was 3-0 in 54 innings, and infielder Nick Noonan to El Paso.

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