SAN DIEGO -- A night after leaving a game with a sore right knee, Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin was out of the starting lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Chances are that with a day game Wednesday and an off-day Thursday, Quentin might not return to the starting lineup until Friday, when the Padres open a three-game series against the Rockies.
"He's doing fine, but the knee is still a little sore," said Padres manager Bud Black. "We will give him today from starting. We're going to monitor it each and every day."
The right knee is the one Quentin had surgery on during Spring Training in March, keeping him from playing until May 28, when he was reinstated from the disabled list.
In the past week, he's been scratched from the starting lineup, but has appeared as a pinch-hitter. He went 0-for-1 in Monday's game before leaving after the third inning after grounding out in his lone at-bat of the game.