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Quentin is easy choice for Padres' first DH

Quentin is easy choice for Padres' first DH

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Quentin is easy choice for Padres' first DH
SEATTLE -- Carlos Quentin had the distinction of being the Padres' first designated hitter this season. Chances are, it will happen more often than not this week.

The Padres opened a three-game Interleague series against the Mariners on Tuesday, the first of six games against American League foes this week. The team travels to Oakland for a three-game series starting on Friday.

San Diego manager Bud Black didn't deliberate long when it came to choosing a designated hitter for Tuesday's game.

"This gives him some time off his feet and from playing in the field," Black said. "The next week or so we'll mix around the DH, but tonight, it's Carlos."

Quentin, who had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on March 19, wasn't reinstated from the 15-day disabled list until May 28. Since then, he's been on a tear.

Quentin entered Tuesday's game with a .429 average and a .971 slugging percentage to show for his first 10 games with the team. He has four doubles, five home runs and 10 RBIs in his first 35 at-bats.

Other potential DH candidates for this trip are left-handed-hitting Mark Kotsay and righty-swinging Jesus Guzman.

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