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Jul 30, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (18) during his at bat in the third inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Padres' Carlos Quentin took batting practice before Friday's game

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San Diego Padres veteran outfielder Carlos Quentin hasn’t had the best of luck health wise over the last couple of seasons.

He just recently came off the disabled list but was unable to keep himself from getting hurt. Just three five days after he was activated from the disabled list – Quentin tweaked his groin while running the bases against the Colorado Rockies and was considered day-to-day. Teammate Seth Smith suffered a groin injury last month and ended up missing four games.

Smith had his play limited across five games by San Diego Padres skipper Bud Black.

Now, according to Corey Brock on Twitter, Quentin was seen taking batting practice on the field before Friday’s game against the Chicago Cubs.

Brock also notes that Quentin will be available to pinch-hit for the Padres tonight against Edwin Jackson and that Cubs bullpen.

Slim chance that he’s placed into the starting lineup over the weekend – so look for him to try to start on Memorial Day.

Padres will be looking to bounce back from a 5-1 loss against the North Siders last night as former Padres prospect Anthony Rizzo crushed a 3-1 pitch to right-center during the top of the fourth to help give his team a 2-1 lead.


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