For now, the Padres think their injury-plagued slugger will be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list.
"We're trying to keep him off of the disabled list," manager Bud Black said. "Hopefully, this is just a couple of days off from starting.
"Maybe use him in a pinch-hitting role for the next few days."
Black indicated that Quentin would not be available at all in Tuesday night's game against the Twins, but that he expected that to change Wednesday.
Scott Miller is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.