The San Diego Padres have placed outfielder Carlos Quentin on the 15 day disabled list, retroactive to July 30th with right knee soreness.
The move was made after last nights game, as Quentin missed over a week due to a right knee injury and the Padres could no longer afford to keep him on the active roster.
Since the disabled list since is backdated, he has a chance to return to the lineup for the Padres next Thursday when he is first eligible to return.
Before suffering the knee injury in July against the Cincinnati Reds, Quentin played 31 of the Padres 32 games.
Quentin is hitting .275 with 13 home runs and a San Diego Padres leading 45 RBI’s in 82 games, over 276 at bats.
The Padres are currently missing Quentin and Maybin. Maybin has been out since June 11th with a torn PCL in his right knee. Maybin was 5-22 with three home runs and four RBI’s in four rehab starts with Triple-A Tuscon.
So right now, the Padres are waiting for two key outfielders to become eligible to returning to the 40 man roster.