San Diego, CA- With the Padres offense in a downward spiral, help could be on the way for this anemic offense as Padres.com Corey Brock is reporting that Left Fielder Carlos Quentin and Third Baseman Chase Headley are close to returning to the lineup.
Quentin has been on the disabled list since the end spring training with a bone bruise to his left knee and according to Brock will play in at least three or four games on a rehab stint the Lake Elsinore Storm. If all goes well, Quentin may return to the lineup by the end of the Padres current 10 game homestand.
Headley has been on the disabled list since April 25 with a strained right calf, may be return to the lineup when he’s eligible to come off the disabled list on May 9 according to Brock. Headley will begin a rehab assignment next week in either Lake Elsinore or Triple-A El Paso.
Headley has struggled at the plate to begin the season due to multiple injuries and was only batting .186 with two homers and seven RBI’s to begin the season, but on a positive note Headley was beginning to heat up at the plate before the injury and hopefully will carry that over when he returns.
So far this season the Padres offense have been pathetic, easily the worst offense in the majors with the second to last offense in the major leagues, the Houston Astros scoring 11 more runs than them. The issue with this team to begin the season, has been that everyone on offense besides Chris Denorfia and Everth Cabrera has performed way below their capabilities. Hopefully with the return of Chase Headley and Carlos Quentin, the offense can improve and support the Padres pitching staff, whose excellent performance to begin the season has been wasted by the offenses poor performance.