Quentin Has Knee Surgery

Padres Outfielder Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Carlos Quentin will miss his first Opening Day as a San Diego Padre.

    Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin had surgery on his right knee on Monday. Doctors in San Diego trimmed a meniscus tear and removed pieces of loose cartilage. Sounds like a lot, but it's considered an arthroscopic procedure, and Quentin is expected to be playing again in 4-6 weeks.

    Quentin was having a marvelous Spring Training, batting over .500 before he decided to have surgery. Last week he said he made the decision now so he'd only miss the first couple weeks of the regular season, instead of pushing it to later and hoping nothing gets worse.

    Quentin, who averaged 25 home runs a year with the White Sox, is projected to be the Padres cleanup hitter when he returns to the lineup.