Quantrill could fill a swingman role out of the bullpen this season, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. While Quantrill was battling Joey Lucchesi for the fifth spot in the starting rotation before the suspension of spring training, Lucchesi is considered the favorite for the role due to his considerable edge in experience. That could leave Quantrill to fill a role as a long reliever or spot starter as the Padres may be set on keeping him on the big-league roster after a strong spring in which the right-hander allowed only one run across seven Cactus League innings. Quantrill's likelihood of claiming a roster spot was no doubt boosted by the announcement that Andres Munoz underwent Tommy John surgery Friday and will be lost for the entire 2020 campaign.
Quantrill is battling Joey Lucchesi for the fifth spot in the Padres' rotation, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Lucchesi was expected to be a lock for a rotation spot entering the season but has struggled mightily in Cactus League play, opening the door for Quantrill to potentially fill the fifth-starter role. Quantrill has done his part to earn that honor, allowing only one run in seven spring innings while striking out nine. In his final start before the suspension of spring training, the right-hander hurled three scoreless and hitless innings and whiffed three batters against the Cubs.
Quantrill (illness) is scheduled to appear behind starter Dinelson Lamet in Thursday's Cactus League game against the Mariners, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Quantrill will be making his first appearance since covering two innings in the Padres' spring opener back on Feb. 22. After he missed nearly a week's worth of workouts while recovering from the flu, Quantrill resumed playing catch over the weekend and is now ready to test himself against hitters again. The right-hander remains in the mix for a spot in the Padres' Opening Day rotation, though veteran Zach Davies is the most likely candidate to secure the fifth starter's job.
Quantrill (illness) played catch over the weekend and is scheduled to toss a bullpen session Monday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Quantrill came down with the flu last week, but the illness doesn't look like it'll be anything that dramatically derails his preparation for the regular season. Assuming he comes out of the bullpen session feeling fine, Quantrill should advance to facing hitters in live batting practice before slotting back into the Cactus League rotation by the end of the week.
Quantrill is out of action while he recovers from the flu, Bill Center of FriarWire reports. Manager Jayce Tingler described the ailment as "a 24-hour deal" and implied that Quantrill could throw again soon. The 24-year-old gave up one run in two innings while striking out four in his initial Cactus League appearance.
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