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Padres activate SS Everth Cabrera from 15-day DL

Friday - 7/5/2013, 7:50pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The San Diego Padres activated shortstop Everth Cabrera from the 15-day disabled list Friday and optioned right-handed pitcher Burch Smith to Triple-A Tucson.

Cabrera leads the National League with 31 steals and San Diego with a .305 batting average. He was in the starting lineup as the Padres prepared to open a weekend series at Washington.

"We spoke earlier in the day and hopefully he can pick up where he left off," Padres manager Bud Black said. "(He's) obviously a dynamic player."

Cabrera missed 17 games with a strained left hamstring and the Padres went 5-12 during that time.

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