Padres activate Outfielder Carlos Quentin


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San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres have activated outfielder Carlos Quentin from the disabled list today before game one of their three game road series against the Cincinnati Reds.

Padres Manager Bud Black announced it this morning on MLB Network Radio.

"“Carlos Quentin is back with us, he’s active and will be in the lineup tonight. Good to get Q and Headley back”"

Carlos Quentin has been on the disabled list since the end spring training with a bone bruise to his left knee and spent the past week on a rehab stint with the Lake Elsinore Storm and Triple-A El Paso. Quentin went 3-18 on rehab assignment with a homerun.

Carlos Quentin hasn’t played in a major-league regular season game since July 30 of last season, before he injured his right knee and required season ending surgery. Quentin in only half a season with the Padres batted .275 with 13 homers in 82 games.

Quentin, 31, is a two-time All-Star and a career .255 hitter with 150 home runs and 473 RBIs.

When healthy Carlos Quentin has been an all-star and the power bat the Padres desperately need in the middle of the line-up. Carlos Quentin has always been productive for the Padres, the issue has been keeping him on the field.  

Carlos Quentin has struggled to stay healthy in his career as he’s only played in at least 130 games twice in his eight seasons in the big leagues. Quentin has sturggled to even play 100 games for the Padres, as he’s only played in 86 and 82 games the past two seasons.

Quentin is in the second year of his three year $27 million contract extension and is owed $9.5 million this season and $8 million for 2015.