Quentin to 15-day DL; Decker, Fuentes Promoted
It seems that Carlos Quentin doesn’t have a leg to stand on, let alone one to run on. Despite taking it easy and sitting on the bench since July 30th, the Padres veteran outfielder is about to make another stint on the disabled list following a week and a half of knee soreness. The Padres and Manager Bud Black made the announcement Friday night following a 7-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
The 30 year old Quentin received knee surgery prior to the 2012 season and only played 86 games in his first season in a Padre uniform, batting .261 with 46 RBI and 16 homeruns. This season in 82 games of playing time, Quentin has hit .275 with 45 RBI and 13 homeruns. While Quentin’s stint on the 15-day DL is retroactive to July 31st, there is still no official timetable or estimate for Carlos’ return.
In the meantime, the Padres have chosen to call up outfielder Jaff Decker from Triple-A Tucson. Decker made his major league debut earlier this season, drawing a walk in his first plate appearance and then being thrown out stealing second base. Other than the walk, Decker has reached on an error and scored in a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 21st.
Decker has been having a great season down in Triple-A, batting .293 with 38 RBI and 9 homeruns in 100 games during his 2013 campaign. In a corresponding move to replace Decker down at Kino stadium, the Tucson Padres received the contract of OF Reymond Fuentes from Double-A San Antonio. Fuentes, originally a pickup from the Adrian Gonzalez/Boston Red Sox trade from 2010, has been batting .316 with 35 RBI and 6 homeruns with the Missions this season.