The San Diego Padres today announced that they have activated outfielder Carlos Quentin from paternity leave and have optioned right-handed pitcher Brad Brach to Triple-A Tucson. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement.
Quentin, 30, did not play in Thursday's game and was placed on paternity leave prior to last night's game against the Nationals, missing the game due to the birth of his first born child, a baby boy, Clark. In 28 games this season, he is hitting .181 (15-for-83) with 10 runs, five doubles, four home runs and 13 RBI.
Brach, 27, was 1-0 with a 4.76 ERA (9 ER, 17.0 IP) with 17 strikeouts in 19 relief appearances with the Padres this season. Over his last 18 relief appearances has a 2.76 ERA (5 ER, 16.1 IP) with 16 strikeouts and has allowed run in just three of those outings. In 2012 he appeared in a career-high 67 games with the Padres, second-most appearances on the team behind Luke Gregerson. Overall last season was 2-4 with a 3.78 ERA (28 ER, 66.2 IP) with 75 strikeouts. Brach was originally signed by the Padres as a 42nd round draft pick in the 2008 amateur draft.