The Padres may have received some excellent news today. It is being reported by Darren Smith of the Darren Smith Show in San Diego that outfielder Carlos Quentin is heading with the club to Cincinnati and will be activated for Tuesday’s game with the Reds.
Quentin’s been sidelined the entire season with a knee injury, but over the last week, he’s been rehabbing down with Class-A Advanced Lake Elsinore Storm.
Carlos Quentin is traveling to Cincinnati with the #Padres and is expected to be activated on Tuesday.
— Darren Smith (@DSmithShow) May 12, 2014
In 82 games with the Padres in 2013, Quentin batted .275 with 13 homers and 44 RBI. Despite being injury prone, Quentin adds another bat with pop to the Padres’ lineup.
It will be interesting to see if manager Bud Black inserts in him the lineup right away after the offense exploded for 24 runs and 36 hits over the past three games. With Seth Smith being named NL Player of the Week and Chris Denorfia‘s consistency, expect to see Quentin regulated as a pinch hitter for a couple of games before he makes his first start of the season.