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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Padres Injury Update: Carlos Quentin, Yonder Alonso

By on 7/26/2014 08:00:00 PM

Outfielder Carlos Quentin is not in the Padres' lineup for Saturday night's game against the Atlanta Braves after leaving Friday night's game with knee soreness in the fourth inning, according to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune.  The team activated Yonder Alonso and sent first baseman Jake Goebbert to Triple-A El Paso. Alonso, who slashed .210/.250/.341 (OPS +69) before he missed 30 games with right wrist tendinitis, is playing first base and hitting eighth.

A two-time All-Star, left fielder Carlos Quentin missed the first 39 games of the season with a sore left knee, and has not been productive since his return on May 13, hitting only .178/.286/.318 (OPS+ 75) with four homers and 18 RBI.

Quentin has a line of .269/.370/.500 (OPS+146) in three years with the Padres. Perhaps most famous (or infamous) for charging and tackling Dodgers RHP Zack Greinke during an April 2013 brawl in which Greinke's collarbone was broken, the outfielder is a veteran of nine major league seasons (Diamondbacks, White Sox, Padres). He was Arizona's first round draft pick in 2003, making his debut on July 20, 2006. The DBacks traded him in December 2007 to the White Sox for Chris Carter. In December 2011 the White Sox traded Quentin to the Padres for Simon Castro and Pedro Hernandez. Quentin, 31, is on a four-year $37.03 million contract that takes him through the 2015 season (mutual option for 2016).

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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