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MLB Injury News:
San Diego Padres' outfielder Carlos Quentin, who has not played in a game since July 30, may be headed for knee surgery for the third time since March 2012.
As reported by Tim Powers of MLB.com, Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said that since Quentin's knee has not responded enough to get him back on the field, surgery was an option.
"At the very least, surgery is a possibility for Carlos," Byrnes said in
an email. "I wouldn't say it is a foregone conclusion. We will see how
he responds to the rest/rehab."
Manager Bud Black added that Quentin would test the knee this weekend before any decision would be made on his knee.
"He's going to run [Saturday], and then we'll have more of an idea about
his status," Black said. "So, Carlos is going to just get some
treatment, do his work inside. He is getting his hitting in in the cage;
he's done some things there, but as far as running, he'll do that
If Quentin cannot return this season, the surgery makes sense, as he will be able to recover fully over the off season. If that happens, it will be the second straight year that Quentin had a procedure in the off season.
Quentin has been limited to 82 games this season and has 13 home runs and 44 runs batted in. Last year he played in 86 games and batted .261 with 16 home runs and 46 runs batted in. He is a career .255 hitter with 150 home runs in 784 games.
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