Padres’ Headley and Quentin Could Return This Week


Aug 7, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (middle right) gets a high-five from third baseman Chase Headley (7) after driving him and second baseman Logan Forsythe (right) in with a three run home run as left fielder Jesus Guzman (15) waits to congratulate him as well during the fourth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres could possibly get back two of the missing pieces to their lineup on this current homestand if outfielder Carlos Quentin and Chase Headley are activated from the disabled list.

Headley has been on the DL since April 25th when he strained his right calf running out of the batter’s box against the Washington Nationals. The Padres’ third baseman is currently rehabbing down in Class-A Advanced Lake Elsinore. Headley is batting .186 with 2 homers and 7 RBI on the season, but he should make an instant impact when he returns to the lineup.

Quentin has been sidelined all season with a left knee injury but is close to returning. He’s already played two rehab games against the Inland Empire 66ers. According to Corey Brock’s report on the San Diego Padres website, “manager Bud Black said he’ll likely rejoin Lake Elsinore on Tuesday, though a very small consideration was being made for him to join Triple-A El Paso in Fresno.”

If he manages to stay healthy, Quentin’s return is definitely going to add some pop to a Padres lineup that cannot seem to generate many runs since the start the season.

Look for the club to make some immediate roster moves to open up space for Headley and Quentin by designating  Jace Peterson for assignment .