Carlos Quentin LF SD 1 day ago

Quentin appeared in a minor league game at first base Tuesday, theUnion-Tribune reports.

Quentin has seen time at first base for the first time in his career this spring as a way of upping his chances at making the Opening Day roster, which is already loaded in the outfield. The influx of outfield talent leaves Quentin on the fringe of making the 25-man roster. According to the Union-Tribune's report, San Diego's efforts to find an American League trade partner for Quentin have been unsuccessful to this point. The Padres have until Sunday to either move Quentin, release him, or keep him.

Carlos Quentin LF SD 1 week ago

Quentin started at first base on Saturday against Arizona and went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Saturday marked Quentin's first career start at first base, a position he has been working at in camp this year. Manager Bud Black has given positive reveiws of Quentin's adjustment to the position, saying, "He's acclimated himself very quickly. He's feeling more comfortable, getting a lot of reps in practice," Corey Brock of MLB.com reports. Black did qualify things by saying that they will have to see how things play out moving forward, however. It looks like Quentin's play has upped his chances at making an opening day roster, with the possibility of a trade factoring into the situation.

Carlos Quentin LF SD 2 weeks ago

Quentin is sporting a .261/.320/.478 slash line with a home run and three RBI through 23 at-bats this spring and has seen time in the outfield and first base.

The project of having Quentin play first may have some traction to it with Bud Black saying that "it's an option moving forward," after Quentin's start at first base last weekend. The Padres have plenty of right-handed power in their current outfield, but Quentin could add some much-needed power from the infield. Quentin is also healthy this spring after failing to appear in 100 games in any of his first three seasons with the Padres.

Carlos Quentin LF SD 3 weeks ago

Quentin hit his first home run of spring training Tuesday and also saw time at first base for the first time in his career.

The rumors of Quentin spending time at first this spring have now become a reality as the Padres' crowded outfield situation and Quentin's injury history have limited his chances of seeing time in the outfield. Manager Bud Black is encouraged by Quentin's performance this spring, saying, "We're happy that he's healthy, he's going through ballgames. That's the first time it's happened in three springs that he's been here," in a Union-Tribune report. Quentin's role with the team moving forward remains uncertain, but he is off to a good start in his new gig at first.

Carlos Quentin LF SD 1 month ago

Quentin (knee) will work out at first base this spring, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

Although Quentin has no experience at first base, it makes sense for the Padres to give him a look there, as the veteran is on his last legs as an outfielder. Long considered injury prone, Quentin hasn't reached 400 at-bats since 2011, and he no longer has a starting job in the San Diego outfield. Barring a trade to the American League, he'll likely be limited to a bench role, if his health even allows that.

Carlos Quentin LF SD 7 months ago

Quentin (knee) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Monday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Manager Bud Black acknowledged last week that Quentin likely wouldn't make hit back this season, but his move to the 60-day DL all but assures that he won't return in 2014. Quentin played in a career-low 50 games this season, hitting a dismal .177/.284/.315 across 155 plate appearances, and it wouldn't be a surprise if the Padres moved on in the offseason.

Carlos Quentin LF SD 7 months ago

Quentin (knee) will likely miss the remainder of the season, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Quentin hasn't played in a game since July 25, when he exited early with the knee injury. The veteran outfielder has struggled with injuries in the past, and this season is no exception, as Quentin has played in just 50 games for the Padres.

Carlos Quentin LF SD 7 months ago

Quentin received a second opinion on his left knee, which confirmed a bone bruise, MLB.com reports. "He's not going to be returning anytime soon," manager Bud Black said. "Rest is prescribed."

Quentin last took the field on July 26 and is no guarantee to do so before the season concludes. His absence should continue until further notice.

Carlos Quentin LF SD 8 months ago

Padres placed OF Carlos Quentin on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his left knee.

Injuries have been the underlying theme throughout Quentin's career, and his tenure in San Diego has been no different. He has appeared in just 50 games this season, slashing .177/.284/.315 with four homers and 18 RBI.

Carlos Quentin LF SD 8 months ago

Carlos Quentin (knee) is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

He was originally back in there after missing a start with a sore knee but wound up being a late scratch. Quentin was able to pinch-hit Saturday and presumably will again be available off the bench.