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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Padres Injury Update: Carlos Quentin, Jedd Gyorko, Everth Cabrera

By on 8/26/2014 01:30:00 PM

Manager Bud Black of the San Diego Padres said it's likely Carlos Quentin's season is over due to a bone bruise on his knee reports Jeff Sunders of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Second baseman Jedd Gyorko and shortstop Everth Cabrera are both out with hamstring injuries, but Gyorko's return is "close" while Cabrera's is at least a few days away.

Gyorko, day-to-day with a "tweaked" left hamstring, is not a candidate for the DL and could come in off the bench. He is hitting .199.255/.332 (OPS+ 69) with nine homers and 44 RBI in 81 games. Cabrera was placed on the DL August 10 with his strained left hamstring. He has posted a line of .232/.272/.300 (OPS+ 66) with three homers, 20 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 90 games. Cabrera also lost 22 games in July with a strained left hamstring. Qentin injured his knee during spring training.

Everth Cabrera

Cabrera, an NL All-Star in 2013 was suspended for the final 50 games of the season for his part in the Biogenesis scandal,  He posted a line of .283/.355/.381 in 95 games, which, together with approximately average defense, made him a 2.6 WAR player. Now in his age-27 season, Cabrera was signed by the Colorado Rockies out of Nicaragua in 2004. He was taken by the Padres from the Rockies in the 2008 Rule 5 draft and made his major-league debut on April 8, 2009. Carbrera is in his first arbitration season ($2.45M), and eligible for free agency after the 2016 season.

Jedd Gyorko

Gyorko, 25, is in his second major league season. In his rookie year, 2013, he hit .249/.301/.444 (OPS+ 124), garnering Rookie of the Year Votes. However, he lost 45 games in June-July with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Gyorko was drafted by the Padres in 2010 (2nd round) and made his debut April 1, 2013. The Padres signed him to a five-year $35 million extension that begins in 2015 and takes him though 2019 with a team option for 2010.

Carlos Quentin

A two-time All-Star, left fielder Carlos Quentin missed the first 39 games of the season with a sore left knee, and was not been productive in the 50 games between his activation on May 13 and his return to the DL on July 27, hitting only .177/.284/.315 with four homers and 18 RBI.

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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