Cabrera missed 17 games with a strained left hamstring and the Padres went 5-12 during that time. Right-hander Burch Smith was optioned to Triple-A Tucson to make room for Cabrera, a move that boosts the Padres' bench depth with another player as of Cabrera's arrival. 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. Smith appeared in six games, going 0-1 with an 11.37 earned run average. San Diego has lost six straight and trails NL-West leading Arizona by 4½ games.