Quentin says knees feel good heading into camp

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Carlos Quentin made it to 82 games and 276 at-bats last season before his knees let him down again.

A little more than five months removed from another surgery on his right knee, the San Diego Padres slugger says he's pain-free going into spring training.

During a recent workout at Petco Park, Quentin said he's looking forward to a productive spring training as opposed to last year, when he said he was in quite a bit of pain.

Quentin reported to camp in Peoria, Ariz., on Monday, two days before the first full-squad workout.

Manager Bud Black says he plans to monitor Quentin during spring training and the season. Black thinks Quentin can get 450-500 at-bats in 120-125 games if he stays healthy.