Hensley Returns To The DiamondApril 22, 2008 - California League (CalL) Lake Elsinore Storm
After spending 2004 with the Double-A Mobile BayBears, Clay was promoted to the big leagues where he pitched in the bullpen for the Padres in 2005. He started 29 games for San Diego in 2006 ending with a record of 11-12 and a 3.71 earned run average over 187 innings of work. Last year, Hensley began the season in the starting rotation before being placed on the disabled list with a strained groin. He proceeded to pitch between Portland and San Diego for the rest of the before undergoing season ending surgery on his right shoulder on September 21, 2007.
Clay has been pitching in extended Spring Training in Peoria, Arizona. "I'm looking forward to Tuesday, pitching in a serious game," Hensley said by phone on Monday from San Diego. Hensley said the plan is for him to pitch for Lake Elsinore on Tuesday and then again Friday for Triple-A Portland, when the Beavers visit Las Vegas. General Manager Kevin Towers said there's no set timetable for Hensley. He would like to see Hensley get "two or three weeks of consistent innings."
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