Hensley Not Offered Contract by Padres

Right-hander Clay Hensley, who allowed Barry Bonds' record-tying 755th home run two seasons ago, was among two San Diego Padres players who became free agents Friday after they weren't offered contracts for 2009.

Right-hander Charlie Haeger also was not offered a contract. The Padres tendered contracts to 33 players.

Hensley appeared in 32 games last year, including one start, going 1-2 with a 5.31 ERA. He opened the season on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

Bonds tied Hank Aaron when he hit career homer No. 755 off Hensley at San Diego's Petco Park on Aug. 4, 2007. Bonds hit No. 756 three nights later in San Francisco.

Haeger was claimed off waivers from the Chicago White Sox on Sept. 10. The knuckleballer made four relief appearances, posting a 16.62 ERA.

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