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• Left fielder Carlos Quentin is tentatively scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Friday against the White Sox at Camelback Ranch in Glendale. Quentin, who had minor surgery on his right knee in October, has been taking part in full drills. The Padres have withheld him from games so far due to the longer Spring Training.

• Right-hander Andrew Cashner threw live batting practice on Thursday morning for the first time this spring. The reports were good on the right-hander, who suffered a lacerated tendon in his right thumb in December.

"The ball was coming out of his hand great," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He's close."

Black said he would confer with his coaches as to the role in which Cashner will be used.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.