July 25, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Brad Penny (31) looks into the crowd after pitching the seventh inning against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE
Brad Penny placed on DL with shoulder soreness.— Amy Gutierrez (@AmyGGiants) August 14, 2012
#sfgiants recall RHP Dan Otero from AAA Fresno.
Penny, who owns a 6.86 ERA in twenty-one innings this year, reportedly felt shoulder discomfort before and during his last relief appearance on Monday, in which he gave up six runs in two innings. The 34-year-old right-hander has had shoulder problems in the past but it is unclear if his current injury is related.
Otero, 27, was in the Giants' bullpen on Opening Day but was optioned in late April after amassing an 8.64 ERA in seven appearances. The right-hander has been much improved since his return to Triple-A, putting up a 2.83 ERA in fifty-four innings.