Padres avoided arbitration with LHP Joe Thatcher by agreeing to a one-year, $1.35 million contract.
Joe Thatcher will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on October 10.
Padres activated LHP Joe Thatcher from the 15-day disabled list.
Joe Thatcher (knee) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday.
Joe Thatcher (knee) threw a simulated game Monday.
Joe Thatcher (knee) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday.
Joe Thatcher could need arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.
Padres placed LHP Joe Thatcher on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 26, with tendinitis in his right knee.
Joe Thatcher was unavailable for a second straight game Saturday due to a sore right knee.
Joe Thatcher struck out the only batter he faced Monday to record his first career save against the Diamondbacks.
The Padres plan to limit Joe Thatcher's workload during the early days of camp.
The Padres and LHP Joe Thatcher avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $700,000 contract.
Padres manager Bud Black said Friday that Joe Thatcher (shoulder) will be used in lower leverage situations in order to "get his feel back on the ground."
Padres activated LHP Joe Thatcher from the 60-day disabled list.