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Carlos Quentin needs knee surgery, done for the year

Aug 28, 2013, 9:24 PM EDT

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Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin has not appeared in a major league game since July 30 because of a right knee injury. And he won’t appear in his next major league game until sometime next season.

Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Southwest reports that Quentin has officially been shut down for the season and is scheduled to undergo surgery to clean up loose bodies in his ailing knee. He is under contract with the Friars through 2016 and should be ready for the beginning of spring training next February.

Quentin, 31, hit .275/.363/.493 with 13 home runs and 44 RBI in 82 games this season for San Diego. He has never played more than 131 games in a season in his eight-year major league career.

  1. vanmorrissey - Aug 28, 2013 at 9:33 PM

    Gee, wonders never cease to amaze. Thank you Josh Byrnes for giving this guy an extension with no trade clause. Genius move to go along with the Street, Luebke, Maybin, and Hundley contracts. Now that the owners have said they’re willing to spend up to $20 million more next year, how about going after a washed up Dan Haren, Aaron Harang? Seems like something you’d do.

    • dianadfbest - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:56 AM

      My Uncle Max got Buick Enclave SUV just by parttime work from a laptop. see page…

      • koufaxmitzvah - Aug 29, 2013 at 9:34 AM

        You’ve got a crazy family.

    • ptfu - Aug 29, 2013 at 8:20 AM

      Quentin’s plenty good, he’s just too fragile. Really should be at least a part-time DH to save on outfield running. The no-trade clause is unfortunate, though it just means Quentin gets a veto over being moved, and who knows if he would torpedo a trade if the team continues to stink.

      And yeah, the Street move was a head-scratcher. A closer, even a (formerly?) good one, really shouldn’t be a significant payroll chunk at this stage in the Padres’ rebuilding.

      But the Luebke, Maybin, and Hundley contracts all made sense at the time and could still produce value. Luebke was and is going to be a good pitcher–injuries happen and he was signed before he got hurt. Hundley’s a decent catcher and his contract is not going to prevent him being traded, if Grandal is indeed The Answer. Maybin’s the toughest one to accept, though again at the time he appeared to be a center fielder on the rise. I suppose his hitting could still improve and at least he plays good defense. Maybin could look worse if Fuentes sets the world on fire out in CF.

  2. socalskinsfan21 - Aug 28, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    time to cut him loose in the offseason.

    • coloredink5 - Aug 29, 2013 at 12:57 AM

      i hope you return better than ever Quentin.

  3. slickdemetrius - Aug 29, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Funny thing is when I manipulated the voodoo doll into Quentin’s likeness after the Greinke incident, I didn’t even touch his knees.

    • gloccamorra - Aug 29, 2013 at 6:35 PM

      You didn’t have to. Now, what are you going to do about Kennedy? He’s with the Padres now, though in THAT “Greinke incident” he was with Arizona. Notice in these “incidents” the only constant is “Greinke”?

      • davidpom50 - Sep 5, 2013 at 12:02 PM

        Yeah! How DARE Grienke let both his & Puig’s heads get in the way of Kennedy fastballs! What a dick!

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