Forsythe, Quentin remain out of 'A' games

Forsythe, Quentin remain out of 'A' games

PEORIA, Ariz. -- There was no Logan Forsythe or Carlos Quentin in the Padres' lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners -- and manager Bud Black isn't sure when or if they will appear in a Cactus League game.

"It's getting a little closer to the season and we're hoping for these guys to be in a good spot physically in the next four or five days to feel good about their bodies," Black said.

Forsythe hasn't appeared in a game since March 7 because of plantar fasciitis of his right foot. Forsythe is no longer wearing a boot and said earlier this week that he could be in a game soon.

Forsythe figures to see a lot of time at third base now that Chase Headley will start the season on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured tip of his left thumb.

Quentin, the team's projected left fielder, has played in three Minor League games in the last six days -- Sunday, Monday and again Wednesday, when he played three innings in the outfield for the first time this spring.

Quentin aggravated his surgically repaired right knee earlier this month, though he remains optimistic that he'll be ready for Opening Day on April 1.

Is Black worried either of the two or both could begin the season on the disabled list?

"We're not to that point yet," he said. "Let's hope not.

"I don't think there's a make-or-break date to see them. There's not a drop-dead date."

The team breaks camp Thursday before heading to San Antonio to play two games against the Rangers at the Alamodome.

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