Short hops

Short hops

• After missing the past six games with soreness in his right knee, left fielder Carlos Quentin was back in the lineup on Wednesday against the D-backs.

"We'll get him out there tonight and hopefully he'll be able to contribute," Black said.

Quentin has had some soreness in the knee for a while. He had surgery on the knee in March and didn't make his Padres debut until May 28.

• Center fielder Cameron Maybin missed his second start in as many days on Wednesday with a sore left Achilles tendon. There was a chance he might be able to pinch-hit Wednesday, and Black thought Maybin could return to the lineup in time for Thursday's series finale.