SAN DIEGO -- Padres starting pitcher Chris Young, on the 60-day disabled list since the first week of the season with a strained right shoulder, threw a fifth bullpen session on Saturday and could be headed for a Minor League rehab stint as soon as Tuesday.
"We're going to talk about that at some point [on Saturday] or early in the morning [on Sunday]," Padres manager Bud Black said. "It's not a definite, but it's a possibility. We'll see."
Young threw his second simulated game on Thursday and remains encouraged by the progress his shoulder has made during the past month. His goal is still to pitch for the Padres in September.
Hairston Jr. heads to DL; Cabrera returns
SAN DIEGO -- As expected, the Padres placed utility man Jerry Hairston Jr. on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained ligament in his right elbow prior to Saturday's game against the Phillies, and recalled infielder Everth Cabrera from Triple-A Portland.
Hairston said on Friday that he's played through the injury for the past six weeks, but that it had become increasingly painful to throw over the past few days. He has started 102 games between shortstop, second base, third base, right field and left field this season and is batting .249 while tying his career high with 10 home runs.
Cabrera returns to the Padres after a week away from the big league club, as he was optioned to Triple-A Portland on Aug. 21 when David Eckstein returned from a calf injury. He's made 49 starts at shortstop and three at second base this season while posting a .205 average with 22 RBIs.
Coincidentally, the first 25,000 fans that arrived for Saturday's game received a Cabrera bobblehead.
Sore Ludwick in lineup after being hit on wrist
SAN DIEGO -- Padres outfielder Ryan Ludwick's left wrist was feeling "a little sore" the morning after being hit by a pitch from Phillies closer Brad Lidge on Friday, but he ultimately escaped the blow without any significant damage.
X-rays on Ludwick's wrist following Friday's contest came back negative, and he started in right field and hit fourth in the order as normal on Saturday.
Ludwick said the most concerning part about being plunked by Lidge was that he currently has a metal rod in that wrist after breaking it in 2005.
"Anytime you get hit in the same area, it's a little scary at first," he said. "But I feel fine."
Perdomo recalled to give 'pen some length
SAN DIEGO -- In a move to bolster their bullpen the day after a 12-inning contest against the Phillies, the Padres recalled reliever Luis Perdomo from Triple-A Portland and optioned outfielder Luis Durango to the same Minor League club.
San Diego used five relievers over five innings in Friday's 3-2 loss to Philadelphia, while Tim Stauffer tossed 4 2/3 frames of relief in Thursday's contest against the D-backs. Though Padres manager Bud Black said every reliever but Stauffer would be available to pitch on Saturday, having an additional long reliever provides a bit of a safety net.
"In a situation like this, we could probably get by without another pitcher," Black said. "But if [Saturday's starter Jon Garland] happens to have a bad game, we've got to use [Luke] Gregerson, [Heath] Bell and [Mike] Adams when the game might be one-sided. So you always like to have, if you can, a pitcher with length."
Perdomo had a brief stint with the Padres in May but was optioned back to Portland one day after being recalled without making an appearance. With Portland, he has posted a 3-5 record with a 3.20 ERA in 55 appearances (three starts).
Perdomo made 35 appearances for the Padres last season, going 1-0 with a 4.80 ERA.
Durango appeared in five games, making two starts, in his most recent stint for the Padres after being recalled from Portland on Aug. 21. He went 1-for-9 at the plate with two walks and two runs scored.
Gina Mizell is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.