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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Padres Injury Update: Carlos Quentin, Yonder Alonso

By on 9/02/2014 10:15:00 AM

Despite having the third best team ERA in the Major Leagues, the San Diego Padres are 65-71 on the season, third in the National League West. A big reason is a woeful offense that is 30th in runs scored, and that lack of offense is in part due to injuries to key players such as Carlos Quentin and Yonder Alonso, who have both been transferred to the 60-day DL and are likely out for the rest of the season.

Our own Pete Schwichtenberg reported on August 23 that Alonso was headed for surgery next week, while Quentin needed additional rest, holding off on surgery at that point. Rose Ingberman further reported a few days later that it appeared Quentin's season could be over due to a bone bruise on his knee.

Igor Mello of reported that Quentin and Alonso were both transferred to the 60-day disabled list. The Padres also recalled Robbie Erlin and selected the contracts of Cory Spangenberg and Leonel Campos.

Alonso, in his fifth Major League season, is batting .240 with seven home runs and 27 RBI, in 84 games. The veteran has played for the Reds and Padres and has a career batting average of .271 with 27 home runs and 152 RBI.

Quentin, in his ninth Major League season, has played in only 50 games this season, batting .177 with four home runs and 18 RBI. It's been an injury-plagued last few years for Quentin, who had four consecutive 20-plus home run seasons for the White Sox from 2008 through 2011.  Quentin is a career .252 hitter with 154 home runs and 491 RBI.

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