That would be huge:
Carlos Quentin had some encouraging words Tuesday night before joining his teammates in pre-game batting practice.
“I’m getting closer,” Quentin said while carrying several bats.
After missing five weeks because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot, Quentin has increased the intensity of his workouts to the point where a minor-league rehabilitation assignment is coming into focus.
Because of the nature of his injury and the lengthy recovery, this won’t be a brisk stint at Triple-A Charlotte, hitting coach Greg Walker said.