• Outfielder Carlos Quentin, working his way back from a bone bruise in his left knee, could join the Padres sometime next week during a six-game trip to Cincinnati and Denver that begins on Tuesday. Quentin went 0-for-4 on Thursday with Triple-A El Paso. Quentin was scheduled to play most of if not the entire game Friday for El Paso against Fresno.
• It looks as if veteran outfielder Xavier Nady, designated for assignment earlier in the week, will decline his outright assignment to El Paso. Nady has until Sunday to let the team know of his intentions. If he does indeed decline the assignment, he will become a free agent. Nady hit .135 with three home runs in 22 games for San Diego.
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.