Quentin to begin rehab assignment

Updated: July 3, 2009, 8:29 PM ET
By Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin will begin his rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte on Saturday, ESPNChicago.com's and ESPN 1000's Bruce Levine reported on Friday.

Quentin, who had 36 home runs and 100 RBIs last season in his first year with Chicago, has been sidelined with plantar fasciitis, a painful foot condition. He hasn't played since May 25.

Manager Ozzie Guillen said Friday that he hoped to get his slugging outfielder back shortly after the All-Star break, but was not certain.

Guillen said Quentin would be brought along slowly, playing three innings for Charlotte in his first game, then five innings the following game.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.