Padres' Kennedy to miss start, Quentin to land on disabled list


The San Diego Padres say they will put outfielder Carlos Quentin on the 15-day disabled list on Monday because of a sore left knee.

Second baseman Jedd Gyorko will come off the disabled list.

Quentin appeared as a pinch-hitter on Saturday and did not play in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Braves. The planned moves were announced after Sunday's game by manager Bud Black.

Gyorko has been out since June 4 with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Second baseman Brooks Conrad will be optioned to Triple-A El Paso.

Earlier Sunday the Padres announced right-hander Ian Kennedy's turn in the rotation will be skipped on Monday due to a mild left oblique strain. Converted outfielder Jason Lane will be recalled to make his first major league start.

Black says Kennedy suffered the "mild" oblique strain in an at-bat.

Black said before Sunday's game Kennedy will miss the start despite being "so close" to being ready to pitch Sunday. Kennedy has been playing catch and is expected to start either Friday or Saturday.

Kennedy is 8-9 with a 3.66 ERA and has been mentioned in trade rumors.

Lane, who played outfield for Houston and the Padres from 2002-2007, threw 4-1/3 scoreless innings in two appearances with San Diego in June. 


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