With only a couple Spring Training league games to play, the San Diego Padres have made a couple roster moves that included outfielder Carlos Quentin.
The veteran outfielder was placed on the 15-day disabled list with what they are calling a left knee injury for right now. He’s been dealing with this knee injury for awhile as he was limited to only 82 games last season. I’m sure this isn’t how he imagined opening up the new campaign, but I guess it’s better than a broken collarbone.
Xavier Nady will be added to the Opening Day roster while Quentin gets some time to recover. Nady hasn’t played in the Majors since 2012 where he split a year between the Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants. This guy has played for almost everybody in the league, hopefully he can make the most of it this season.
Last but not least, the Padres optioned outfielder Kyle Blanks to Triple-A Tuscon. It’s a bit disappointing to see him not make the Opening Day roster considering how well he was hitting the ball, but maybe he’ll find himself on the big league roster sometime this year. And if not, there’s always next year, right?