Rehab updates: Quentin, Soto, and Guillen
* Carlos Quentin switched from left field to designated hitter at Single-A last night after rain postponed the game by an hour, but ripped an RBI double and lined out to center field in two at-bats before exiting in the sixth inning. Quentin is now 8-for-23 (.348) with two doubles, four walks, and just one strikeout through eight games rehabbing his foot injury and is scheduled to play left field tonight if the weather permits.
* Geovany Soto is receiving treatment on his injured oblique at the Cubs’ spring training complex in Arizona and said yesterday that “hopefully we’re looking at something like 15 to 20 days” until his return. For now the Cubs are going with Koyie Hill and Jake Fox as Soto’s replacements, but Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune speculates that general manager Jim Hendry is working the phones for a veteran fill-in like Gregg Zaun.
* Carlos Guillen began his minor-league rehab assignment last night, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout at Single-A. Guillen hit just .200/.267/.244 before landing on the disabled list in early May with a shoulder injury and the Tigers have cycled through five different left fielders in his absence.