Short hops

Short hops
• Manager Bud Black said the Padres' rotation will be status quo through a weekend series against the Giants starting Friday. The Padres will send Andrew Werner to the mound on Friday with Eric Stults set for Saturday and Edinson Volquez scheduled to start on Sunday. The Padres will then face the Brewers for three games on the road to end the regular season. There's a chance that Anthony Bass could get a start sometime during that stretch.

The Padres, who briefly had a six-man rotation this month, are back to five starters after Andrew Cashner was shut down last week.

• Outfielder Carlos Quentin remained limited to pinch-hitting duty on Wednesday. Black said Quentin's knee is improving, but Jesus Guzman made the start in left in Quentin's place.