The Padres have been without Quentin since Aug. 10, when he was placed on the disabled list with a strained right knee. Quentin received several lubricant injections in his knee and Manager Bud Black said he was showing "marked improvement" on a treadmill as recently as Aug. 24. At the time, the Padres delayed making a decision on whether Quentin would return this season.
San Diego is currently 59-73 and in no danger of threatening for a playoff spot, so it makes sense that the team wouldn't rush Quentin back and risk further injury. He is signed through 2016 and is a key part of the Padres future. Quentin is expected to undergo offseason surgery on his knee.
Quentin, 31, played in just 82 games during an injury-marred 2013 campaign. He will finish the season with 13 homers and a .275/.363/.493 batting line.