Dennis Lin of San Diego Union-Tribune writes that the Padres will lose a year of team control if Austin Hedges spends more than 17 days in the majors this season.
Austin Hedges (hand) is playing in extended spring training games.
Austin Hedges (hand) will travel to Arizona this week to ramp up his rehab.
Austin Hedges needs surgery for a hamate fracture in his hand and is likely to miss 6-8 weeks.
Padres optioned C Austin Hedges to Triple-A El Paso.
Austin Hedges went 2-for-3 with his eighth RBI of the spring in Wednesday's loss to the White Sox.
Austin Hedges homered twice Tuesday in the Padres' 8-8 Cactus League tie with the Diamondbacks.
Austin Hedges made his second straight start Thursday, but he went 0-for-3 against the Nationals.
Austin Hedges slugged his first major league homer Tuesday in the Padres' loss to the A's.
Austin Hedges will make his first major league start in Wednesday's game against the Giants.
Padres purchased the contract of C Austin Hedges from Triple-A El Paso.
Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the Padres are expected to recall Austin Hedges from Triple-A El Paso on Monday.
Padres prospect C Austin Hedges went 2-for-4 with a double and stolen base on Thursday for Triple-A El Paso.
Padres prospect C Austin Hedges had a big game Wednesday for Triple-A El Paso, going 3-for-4 with his first home run of the 2015 season.