Padres waive OF Young, activate OF JohnsonAugust 2, 2006 SAN DIEGO (Ticker) - Among several moves Tuesday, the San Diego Padres parted ways with infielder-outfielder Eric Young. The Padres released the 39-year-old veteran, who batted .203 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 56 contests this season. San Diego also activated outfielder Ben Johnson from the disabled list, added newly acquired infielder Todd Walker to the roster and optioned outfielder Terrmel Sledge to Class AAA Portland. Young has swiped 456 bases in his 15-year career - third most among active players - while batting .283 in 1,726 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers and Padres. Johnson had been on the DL since July 5 after suffering a left shoulder strain in an outfield collision on July 1. The 25-year-old entered Tuesday's game with the Houston Astros batting .240 with two homers and eight RBI in 32 games for the Padres. He went 0-for-3 against the Astros. Acquired from the Chicago Cubs on Monday for minor league pitcher Jose Ceda, Walker hit .277 with six home runs and 40 RBI in 94 contests. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to Houston. In 17 games with the Padres, Sledge hit .222 with a homer and three RBI. EY was a VERY popular teammate. I heard from someone that Trevor was PIZZED about this, although I am sure he is not the only one.He is the most vocal. I feel for EY as they way they released him and gave Walker his number was kinda rude. I wont miss Sludge at all. I hope Ben can help them real soon... Last nights game they looked flat. I hope they can snap outta it.