Short hops

Short hops

• Left field Carlos Quentin reacted well to a cortisone shot this week, but the Padres have yet to determine when he'll next play in a game, Black said.

Quentin is expected to go on another rehab assignment before he rejoins the club. He has been on the DL all season following right knee surgery.

• Closer Huston Street is "doing better" and will join the Padres on their upcoming road trip, Black said. He went on the DL on May 5 with a strained lat muscle.

• Starting pitcher Joe Wieland is doing better and is closer to throwing, Black said. He went on the DL on May 10, retroactive to May 7, with a strained right elbow.

• Outfielder Mark Kotsay is getting better daily and was available to pinch-hit after experiencing tightness in his lower back last weekend.