The San Diego Padres may have their power-hitting left fielder on Opening Day this year. Last season, they couldn't say that. However, despite fighting through the same issues this season as he did last, Carlos Quentin may be on pace to make Opening Day.
According to Bill Center of the San Diego Union Tribune, Quentin has played in three-straight minor league game and is on schedule to play in a Major League game soon. If there are no setbacks or issues, Quentin might be on pace to play Opening Day.
Quentin is recovering from offseason knee surgery. He had his knee surgically repaired before the start of last season after tearing his meniscus in the spring. Quentin returned to the lineup in May and instantly made the Padres better. Unfortunately, he suffered another injury to his knee and had surgery shortly after the season ended.
Quentin, who was acquired for two minor league players, in December of 2011, was good last season. However, he only got into 86 games. Overall, he hit .261/.374/.504 with 16 home runs. He could surpass those numbers easily if he can remain healthy this season.
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