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• Initially scheduled to play Thursday, Carlos Quentin wasn't in the lineup against the Rangers. Black said he'll return Friday, however, and make his second appearance of the spring.

Cameron Maybin met with Padres doctors Thursday in San Diego to discuss whether he will need surgery after rupturing his left biceps tendon on Sunday.

• Initially scheduled to play Thursday, Carlos Quentin wasn't in the lineup against the Rangers. Black said he'll return Friday, however, and make his second appearance of the spring.

Cameron Maybin met with Padres doctors Thursday in San Diego to discuss whether he will need surgery after rupturing his left biceps tendon on Sunday.

Tommy Medica continued his assault on Cactus League pitching Thursday, launching a three-run homer in the ninth inning against the Rangers. He is now batting .550 (11-for-20) with two doubles, two home runs and six RBIs this spring.

"Tommy is swinging well," Black said. "He's got aggressive bat speed through the zone, he's swinging extremely well and he's hitting with a lot of confidence. He's trying to make a statement."

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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