Don’t expect to see Carlos Quentin playing in Los Angeles next week.

Major League Baseball is expediting Quentin’s appeal of his eight-game suspension for charging Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke at Petco Park Thursday night.

A ruling on the appeal – and a possible reduction of the eight-game suspension – could be made as early as Sunday. However, if the appeal process isn’t completed there is also a strong chance that the left fielder will drop the appeal and begin his suspension Monday.

“Major League Baseball is very aware of the situation,” a source in the league office said Saturday. “I think everyone would like to see a little time between the incident and Quentin’s next appearance at Dodger Stadium.”

Greinke, who signed a $147 million, six-year contract as a free agent with the Dodgers last winter, suffered a fracture to his left collarbone – and will miss six to eight weeks -- in the brawl that broke out Thursday. Quentin rushed the mound and charged into Greinke after the Dodger right-hander hit Quentin with a full-count pitch.

Since the incident, anti-Quentin sentiment has run high with Dodger fans in social media.

Quentin Saturday said he is aware MLB was hearing his appeal this weekend. He is seeking a reduction in the length of the suspension.

“I’ve been truthful about my situation with Greinke,” said Quentin. “I wish he would be.”

After Wednesday night, the Padres won’t play a game at Dodger Stadium until a three-game series June 3-5. Their last three-game trip to Los Angeles will be Aug. 30-Sept. 1.

Meantime, Quentin didn’t start Saturday night after going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Friday night as his batting average slipped to .182.

“Carlos has a lot going on,” said Padres manager Bud Black. “His at-bats weren’t that great Friday.”