Forsythe, Quentin to play Tuesday against Giants

Forsythe, Quentin to play Tuesday against Giants

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Infielder Logan Forsythe has been troubled for most of the month by plantar fasciitis in his right foot, though he's not about to let it keep him from the Padres' Opening Day roster.

"I'll be ready," Forsythe said on Monday. "It just [bothers me] when I run the bases. If it maintains a certain pain level, then we can deal with it. If it gets worse ... then we'll see what happens."

Padres manager Bud Black said Monday that Forsythe and left fielder Carlos Quentin (sore right knee) will play in Tuesday's game against the Giants at Scottsdale Stadium.

Forsythe, who hasn't appeared in a Cactus League game since March 7, played three innings defensively at third base in a Minor League game on Sunday. He had three hits in the game, including a home run. More importantly, Forsythe was able to score from first base on an extra-base hit.

He declared the day a success, especially with Opening Day in New York looming just one week away, as the Padres face the Mets at Citi Field on April 1.

"The only thing that seems to be bothering me now is the sprinting aspect of running the bases. That's something we're trying to fight through right now," Forsythe said. "I felt comfortable at third base. I reacted to a couple of balls but didn't get any balls hit at me. It was a good day."

A sore foot hasn't kept Forsythe was hitting.

"It's been nice that, even with this, I've been able to get my work in," he said. "I've been able to get all my work in the cage. I haven't been limited with my swings. That was huge. I've been able to do the same things I've always done. My timing [Sunday] was OK."

With third baseman Chase Headley set to open the season on the disabled list with a fractured tip to his left thumb, the Padres would like to have Forsythe -- who is considered a plus-defender at third base -- to start there.

Quentin has appeared in five Minor League games in the past nine days but hasn't had an official Cactus League at-bat. He did start as the designated hitter in a game on March 8 and had two plate appearances but that game was called because of rain.

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.