Quentin, Kotsay making progress

Quentin, Kotsay making progress

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego Manager Bud Black said Friday that injured outfielders Carlos Quentin and Mark Kotsay are progressing well as they work to get back on the field.

Quentin, who had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on March 19, is still on the same 4-6 week time frame that he was on after surgery. Where he's previously hit from a seated position in the cage, he's progressed to regular hitting.

"The doctors are happy with his progress," Black said. "He's getting closer to true baseball activities."

Black said Quentin will need some time with one of the Padres' Minor League affiliates -- likely Triple-A Tucson or Class A Lake Elsinore -- before he's ready to be activated from the disabled list.

Kotsay, who suffered a strained right calf on March 31, has done some hitting but isn't yet to the point where he's truly tested his calf.

"The ultimate test is sprinting, quick movements," Black said. "But he's feeling really good right now."