When the San Diego Padres traded for OF Carlos Quentin on Dec. 31 they planned on using him right away, but there plans are going to have to be put on halt. Shortly after reporting for spring training Quentin began to experience inflammation in his right knee. The Padres medical staff has been checking up on Quentin frequently and just recently revealed the news that they had dreaded.
This will certainly be a big blow for the Padres, and Quentin alike. Padres general manager Josh Byrnes expects Quentin to miss the first two weeks of the regular season, and possibly more. Quentin, who is an above average outfielder, had a good season last year hitting .254 with 24 home runs, and 77 RBI’s in 118 games. There is no news yet on who will replace Quentin in the lineup.
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