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Quentin to Begin Serving 8-Game Suspension Immediately

The Padres OF dropped the appeal of his 8-game suspension on Sunday

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    SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 11: Carlos Quentin #18 of the San Diego Padres slams into Zack Greinke #21 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as he charges the mound during the sixth inning at Petco Park on April 11, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

    Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin dropped the appeal of this 8-game suspension on Sunday. He'll begin serving it immediately.

    Quentin was given the suspension by the MLB on Friday, one day after charging the mound against the Dodgers and breaking Zack Greinke's collarbone in an all-out, on-field baseball brawl.

    San Diego starts a 3-game series in Los Angeles on Monday.

    Several Dodgers players have hinted it would be in Quentin's best interest to not be in the lineup, a not-so-veiled threat of retaliation.

    On Friday Quentin said he'd like to be with his teammates on the field because they were there for him.

    The Padres recalled OF Kyle Blanks from AAA Tucson and optioned RHP Thad Weber back to Tucson.

    After the 3-game series in LA, the Padres will take one day off and then head to San Francisco for a 3-game series against the Giants. This means Quentin will miss seven consecutive games in the division.
     

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