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Carlos Quentin to get knee surgery Monday, out 4-6 weeks

Mar 17, 2012, 7:26 PM EDT

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From Dan Hayes of the North County Times comes word that Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on Monday and is expected to miss the next 4-6 weeks.

Quentin has been experiencing knee discomfort since the beginning of spring training, and San Diego manager Bud Black told Hayes on Saturday that team doctors wanted to “knock it out.”

The Padres acquired Quentin this offseason from the White Sox for right-hander Simon Castro and left-hander Pedro Hernandez. Quentin, 29, batted .254/.340/.499 with 24 home runs and 77 RBI in 118 games last year for Chicago.

The surgery opens things up for Kyle Blanks, who was on the fringe for a 25-man roster spot heading into camp but could now see regular action in the Friars’ outfield during the early part of the regular season.

  1. storebrandcookies - Mar 17, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Dangit, I drafted this guy for my fantasy team.

  2. Gordon - Mar 17, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    This guy has MVP talent when fully healthy. Unfortunately, he’s almost never fully healthy.

  3. b7p19 - Mar 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Life as a Padres fan sure is grand…

  4. micker716 - Mar 17, 2012 at 9:23 PM

    Hoping they could squeeze a season, or at least get some value at the trade deadline, from this guy. Starting to understand why he only cost two marginal prospects. Might just be a DH at this point.

  5. ezthinking - Mar 17, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    Kenny W. is a genius.

  6. ch0psuey - Mar 17, 2012 at 10:34 PM

    Maybe this will light a fire under Blanks ass to get it done in first couple weeks

  7. Ronald - Mar 17, 2012 at 11:02 PM

    Kyle Blanks needs to try out for the bolts. Maybe he can replace VJ.

  8. yahmule - Mar 18, 2012 at 4:19 AM

    Jesus Guzman.

  9. lanzurrah - Mar 18, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Yeah, Kenny W. is a genius…they totally fleeced the Pads on the Peavy deal too. Oh wait….

  10. walrushooker - Mar 19, 2012 at 2:08 PM

    Damn, now our big bat is gone…. who’s gonna fill his hole and hit 250 with five homeruns. This was a pathetic signing anyhow, get defense in the outfield not a washed up injury prone “power” hitter that’ll be ineffective at Petco anyhow.

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