San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin had to exit last
night’s contest against the Los Angeles Dodgers after he was hit on the right
wrist with a pitch. X-rays have since come back negative, and Quentin is
considered day-to-day by the team.
Quentin was hit on the right wrist by a sinker from Ronald
Belisario. At first, Quentin seemed to be OK and content with simply taking his
base. However, after a few steps toward first he called the Padres’ trainer
This is not a new thing for Quentin, as the slugger had been
hit by pitches more than any other player during both the 2011 and ’12 seasons.
Going by plunks per plate appearance, Quentin is the most HBP player ever.
The ominous record is one of the reasons Quentin has had
such a hard time staying healthy and on the field during his time in the majors.
Over 340 plate appearances for the Padres last season, the 30-year-old hit
.261/.374/.504 with 21 doubles and 16 home runs.
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