Still no timetable for Yonder Alonso

Padres manager Bud Black said there is no specific cut-off date for 1B Yonder Alonso to ramp up baseball activity for him to return to the lineup this season, although Black said Alonso might return defensively before he’s able to contribute at the plate.

Alonso added that hand strength continues to be an issue for the right hand he injured during a check swing Aug. 30.

On a scale of 1-to-140, Alonso said his left hand registered a 125 and his right hand an 85.

“I’d like to be back; I’d like to be 100 percent,” Alonso said. “That being said, I don’t want to come back hurting. I want to be careful.”

Also on the injury front, OF Carlos Quentin was in the clubhouse before Friday's game -- three days after undergoing surgery on his right knee.

"Carlos is in a good frame of mind," Black said. "Nobody likes to have surgery, but I think there is some clarity, and a little bit of Carlos’ mind is at ease knowing what was causing the pain hopefully was taken care of surgically to a certain extent, and he can move forward in his rehab process and be a big part of our team next year."

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