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San Diego, CA- The San Diego Padres don’t expect outfielder Carlos Quentin to go on the disabled list.
Padres manager Bud Black told MLB Network Radio Tuesday morning that he doesn’t believe outfielder Carlos Quentin who is day-to-day with a groin will need another stint on the disabled list.
Carlos Quentin returned to the Padres last week, after missing the first 39 games of the season due to a bone bruise he suffered in Spring Training. In his five games back Quentin was 5 for 12 with a homerun.
Carlos Quentin exited Sunday’s game against the Rockies in the fourth inning after tweaking his right groin.
The Padres hope his groin injury is similar to the injury Seth Smith suffered in April when he only missed four games before returning to the lineup.
Quentin only played in half of the Padres games last season due to injury and 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.
The Padres begin a two-game series tonight against the Twins at Petco Park.