Cameron Maybin (wrist) went 1-for-3 with a single in his first rehab game Friday with Triple-A Tucson.
It was his first game action since April 15. Maybin is expected to need around 30 rehab at-bats, so he's on track to return sometime next week.
Carlos Quentin went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a walk in his return to the starting lineup on Friday.
Quentin's first multihit game since April 30 has him back over the Mendoza Line at .203 for the first time in three weeks. Now all he needs is a multi-RBI game; he has just one this season.
Carlos Quentin (knee) is back in Friday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
Quentin hurt his left knee in an awkward slide on Monday and received a cortisone shot on Tuesday. The 30-year-old is hitting just .178 with four homers and a .674 OPS in 30 games this season.
Padres optioned RHP Burch Smith to Triple-A Tucson.
Smith was sent down after he lasted just one-plus inning in a loss Wednesday to the Cardinals. The 23-year-old struggled with an 18.41 ERA in his first three major league starts. Smith opened the season with Double-A San Antonio, but the Padres are hoping he can turn things around the Triple-A level.
Tim Stauffer pitched 5 2/3 innings in relief Wednesday, allowing one run and striking out seven Cardinals.
Tonight's showing should get Stauffer back into the Padres rotation, so give him a look in NL-only leagues. There are still questions about his arm, but he a pretty effective starter in 2011.
Burch Smith lasted just one-plus innings Wednesday and gave up four runs in a loss to the Cardinals.
We were surprised Smith wasn't pulled from the rotation last week with his ERA sitting at 15.63. Now it's up to 18.41. He has to be a goner this time, and Tim Stauffer, who replaced him tonight and allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings, is the obvious choice to replace him.