Padres activate Carlos Quentin

Updated: May 28, 2012, 1:54 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Outfielder Carlos Quentin has been activated from the 15-day disabled list by the San Diego Padres ahead of Monday's series opener against the Chicago Cubs.

Quentin, acquired from the Chicago White Sox in December, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in March.

He was slated to bat cleanup in his Padres' debut.

To open a roster spot, the Padres optioned outfielder Blake Tekotte to Triple-A Tucson. The 25-year-old was 2 for 15 (.133) in 11 games with San Diego.

Cameron Maybin was out of the lineup for the second consecutive day. He left in the sixth inning of Saturday's 9-0 loss to the New York Mets with a sprained right wrist.


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