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Carlos Quentin | Outfielder

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Carlos Quentin officially announced his retirement from professional baseball on Friday.
The 32-year-old dealt with a wide array of injuries over his career, and has decided it's time for him to hang up his cleats. The two-time All-Star slashed .252/.347/.484 with 154 home runs over parts of nine big league seasons with the Diamondbacks, White Sox and Padres. May 1 - 9:18 PM
Source: MLB.com

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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Carlos Quentin is in the process of retiring.

Quentin signed a minor league deal with the Mariners last week but left Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday. He will still receive his $8 million salary for 2015, which the Braves will be responsible for. Quentin is just 32, but he's had a terrible time with injuries and has evidently decided he'd rather be with his family. A two-time All-Star, Quentin batted .252/.347/.484 with 154 home runs over parts of nine major league seasons.
May 1 - 2:00 PM

Pat Listach, the manager at Triple-A Tacoma, indicated Thursday that Carlos Quentin will play first base twice a week and otherwise will function as the team's designated hitter.

Due to Quentin's chronic knee injuries, the Mariners want to keep him as healthy as possible, so he won't be roaming the outfield at all. He's nothing more than organizational depth at this point, but he should get a chance with the big league club at some point during the season should injuries strike.
Apr 23 - 9:16 PM

Mariners signed OF Carlos Quentin to a minor league contract.

Quentin was released by the Braves last week after being acquired in the Craig Kimbrel trade. He'll be assigned to Triple-A Tacoma.
Apr 22 - 8:01 PM

The Mariners are set to sign Carlos Quentin to a minor league deal, according to Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune.

Quentin was traded from the Padres to the Braves in the Craig Kimbrel deal, and the Braves subsequently released him on April 15. Quentin has some right-handed power but has had contact issues in recent years. It's a low-risk move for the Mariners.
Apr 22 - 7:47 PM

Braves released OF Carlos Quentin.

Clearing waivers after being designated for assignment was a given for Quentin, who has chronic knee issues and batted just .177/.284/.315 in 155 plate appearances last season for San Diego. However, there should be some interest in the 32-year-old outfielder now that he can be had at the veteran minimum.
Apr 15 - 8:34 AM

Braves designated OF Carlos Quentin for assignment.

Atlanta acquired Quentin from the Padres on Sunday evening, but he never figured into the club's plans. The 32-year-old outfielder has chronic knee issues and batted just .177/.284/.315 in 155 plate appearances last season for San Diego. He's due $8 million in 2015 with a $3 million buyout on his $10 million option for 2016.
Apr 6 - 1:10 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Braves are likely to designate Carlos Quentin for assignment.

The veteran outfielder doesn't make a good deal of sense for the rebuilding Braves, and Quentin would be best served as a designated hitter in the American League. We should have more clarity on this situation shortly.
Apr 5 - 8:16 PM

Braves acquired OF Carlos Quentin, OF Cameron Maybin, RHP Matt Wisler, OF Jordan Paroubeck and the 41st pick in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft from the Padres for RHP Craig Kimbrel and OF Melvin Upton.

It's unclear how the 32-year-old Quentin will be utilized in Atlanta. Most likely he'll see time in a corner outfield spot against left-handed pitching, possibly in a platoon situation with Jonny Gomes. Quentin could have some value in deep fantasy leagues that allow for daily lineup changes.
Apr 5 - 6:44 PM

Carlos Quentin went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Rockies.

Quentin started in left field but won't see time much there during the season. He could get some additional playing time at first base. The oft-injured 32-year-old is batting .261 with a home run in 22 at-bats on the spring.
Mar 18 - 7:15 PM

Padres general manager A.J. Preller confirmed Tuesday that Carlos Quentin could see playing time at first base.

It makes sense given the Padres' logjam in the outfield and Quentin's injury history. Yonder Alonso is still at the top of the depth chart at first base, but the situation is worth watching.
Feb 24 - 1:39 PM

Padres activated OF Carlos Quentin from the 60-day disabled list.

Quentin appeared in just 50 games in 2014 due to another knee injury and wasn't effective when healthy, batting .177/.284/.315 in 155 plate appearances. The 32-year-old outfielder is owed $8 million in 2015. He has a $10 million mutual option for 2016.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 07:05:00 PM

Padres transferred OF Carlos Quentin from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Quentin is done for the year with a bone bruise in his left knee. He played in just 50 games in 2014.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 02:51:00 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said Monday that Carlos Quentin (knee) is "more than likely" done for the season.

Quentin recently received a second opinion on his bruised left knee, and while he wasn't advised to have surgery, he was prescribed some extended rest. "When you have a bone bruise, the only thing you can really do is rest," Black said. "And that's the course of action." Quentin played in a career-low 50 games this season and hasn't reached the 90-game plateau since 2011. He's under contract for $8 million in 2015.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 11:15:00 PM

Carlos Quentin will seek a second opinion next week on the damage to the bone in his left knee.

It's unclear at the moment when, or if, Quentin will be able to return to the Padres this season. He has certainly been no stranger to the disabled list in his career, and shouldn't be counted on at all from a fantasy standpoint.
Source: MLB.com
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 09:16:00 PM

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