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Carlos Quentin undergoes second knee surgery in the past seven months

Oct 6, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

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Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Carlos Quentin underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee yesterday.

This is the same knee that Quentin had surgery on back in March and caused him to miss the first 49 games of the season. He ended up hitting .261/.374/.504 with 16 home runs, 46 RBI and an .877 OPS in 340 plate appearances, but didn’t start 22 out of the final 26 games of the season due to continued pain in the knee.

The good news is that Quentin will be able to participate in offseason workouts and should be ready for the start of spring training, but his injury history is reason for concern. He signed a three-year, $27 million extension with the Padres in July which will pay him $9.5 million in each of the next two seasons and $8 million in 2015. He’ll get at least a $3 million buyout on a $10 million mutual option for 2016 if he plays 320 games over the next three years. Quentin turned 30 years old in August and has never played more than 131 games in a season, so the Padres may not have to worry about that.

  1. icanspeel - Oct 6, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    It is a concern, but at the same time it gives him plenty of time to recover and rebuild his strength. Even though he only played in 86 games this year, he still hit 16 homers, so I think the Padres would be happy with 110-120 games from him and then give someone like Denorfia the start when Quentin rests.

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