Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin will begin the 2014 season on the disabled list, the club announced Saturday. Quentin has apparently been dealing with a left knee issue, though it wasn't really reported much until Friday.
In 82 games last season, Quentin hit .275/.363/.493 (145 OPS+) with 21 doubles, 13 homers and 44 RBI. When he's on the field, he's a very productive hitter, sporting a career 122 OPS+ with 162-game averages of 31 homers and 98 RBI. Of course, staying on the field is a major problem with the 31 year old.
This marks the seventh trip to the disabled list of Quentin's career. He's only managed at least 100 games in a season three times and has never played more than 131.