PHOENIX -- Everth Cabrera got his first career start at second base Saturday against the D-backs, though manager Bud Black didn't have any trepidation about inserting the shortstop at a different position.

"I suspect Everth will be fine," Black said. "He's fine there."

Cabrera, after playing 154 games at shortstop for the Padres since the beginning of last season, started at second base as Jerry Hairston got the day off.

"Jerry has been out there a lot," Black said.

Cabrera was primarily a second baseman in the Rockies' organization before the Padres selected him in the Rule 5 Draft in December of 2008.

Cabrera appeared in 174 games at second base over four seasons in the Rockies' system.

Adams reinstated from DL; Webb demoted

PHOENIX -- On paper, Padres reliever Mike Adams' rehabilitation stint with Double-A San Antonio on Thursday didn't look like much -- well, not much work, anyway.

Adams, who was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, threw all six of his pitches en route to getting three outs for the Missions.

"I got plenty of sweat down there," Adams joked, noting the game was played near his home in Corpus Christi. "I got a little extra work in the bullpen."

Adams landed on the disabled list after suffering a strained left oblique in the last game before the All-Star break in Colorado on July 11.

In the corresponding roster move Saturday, reliever Ryan Webb was optioned to Triple-A Portland. Webb was 3-1 with a 3.05 ERA with San Diego. He'll be back after the rosters expand from 25 to 40 on Sept. 1

"He'll be back," Padres manager Bud Black said. "There's some things he needs to clean up."

Despite missing nearly a month, Adams said he feels like he's fortunate to get back to the active roster as soon as he did.

"Actually, I think it went a lot faster ... I originally thought it was four-to-six or a six-to-eight week injury. I'm happy it took under a month."

Adams said it wasn't until a week ago and after three bullpen sessions before he didn't feel any pain from the strain. He missed 19 games.

Adams, the Padres' eighth-inning specialist, is 2-1 with a 2.18 ERA in 42 games this season. He thinks the break, while not ideal, could benefit him moving forward.

"I missed probably 10 to 12 outings -- that could be big come October," Adams said.

Young's bullpen session a positive step

PHOENIX -- On Saturday, Chris Young got on a mound for the first time since May 2 and threw 30 fastballs in a bullpen session without incident.

"I worked in and out and got the feel back," Young said. "Physically, I felt good. I didn't feel anything in my shoulder."

Young, on the 60-day disabled list since April 7 with a strained right shoulder, is hopeful that he can return to pitch this season. His bullpen session at Chase Field, Young said, was a start.

"We'll just keep building to see what my shoulder can handle," Young said. "Today was a step in the right direction."

Young has only appeared in one game this season for the Padres. Oddly enough, that occurred here in Phoenix where he tossed six scoreless innings in the second game of the season.

Before Saturday, Young hadn't thrown off a mound since a rehabilitation stint on May 2 with Double-A San Antonio.