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.