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Carlos Quentin | Outfielder

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1 / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Monday that Carlos Quentin appears likely to retire.
Quentin was granted his release Monday after he refused an assignment to Triple-A Rochester. The 33-year-old batted .250 (9-for-36) with two home runs and an .833 OPS over 15 games this spring, but it wasn't enough to win a roster spot. He previously announced his retirement last May and appears ready to walk away for good this time. Mar 28 - 5:07 PM

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Twins released OF Carlos Quentin.

Quentin refused an assignment to the minor league side of Twins camp and will instead pursue other opportunities. The veteran outfielder did hit the ball well in Grapefruit League play, but there probably isn't going to be a team out there willing to offer him a guaranteed major league roster spot. Quentin, 33, hit .177/.284/.315 in 155 plate appearances last year with the Padres.
Mar 28 - 12:17 PM

Twins re-assigned OFs Carlos Quentin and Darin Mastroianni, INF James Beresford, C Juan Centeno and LHP Dan Runzler to minor league camp.

No huge surprises among this group of cuts, though Quentin did prove to be capable at the dish in his comeback attempt. He hit .281/.368/.563 with a pair of homers and seven RBI in 38 plate appearances. It's unclear if he'll want to continue playing at Triple-A or will want to look for an opportunity elsewhere.
Mar 26 - 10:11 AM

Carlos Quentin hit his first spring homer as part of a 2-for-3 day Thursday against the Red Sox.

Quentin's only path to a spot on the Twins bench would seem to be an Oswaldo Arcia trade. Still, someone else might want him if he puts together a strong spring. He's 4-for-12 so far.
Mar 10 - 3:53 PM

Twins signed OF/DH Carlos Quentin to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Quentin announced his retirement last May, but it was reported back in November that he was attempting a comeback. The 33-year-old has dealt with all sorts of injuries in recent years and hasn't appeared in the majors since July 26, 2014, so expectations should be low. Even if he does show something in the spring, the Twins might not have room for him on the Opening Day roster.
Feb 2 - 12:27 PM

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Carlos Quentin is attempting a comeback.

Quentin announced his retirement from baseball in May of this year after struggling for a couple of weeks with the Triple-A affiliate of the Mariners. The chronically injured 33-year-old outfielder is probably going to have to settle for a non-guaranteed minor league contract if he truly wants to try to continue his playing career. He last appeared in a major league game on July 26, 2014.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 09:21:00 AM

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.
Source: MLB.com
Fri, May 1, 2015 09:18:00 PM

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.
Fri, May 1, 2015 02:00:00 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.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 09:16:00 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.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 08:01:00 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.
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 07:47:00 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.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 08:34:00 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.
Mon, Apr 6, 2015 01:10:00 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.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 08:16:00 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.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 06:44:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Juan Centeno
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Jorge Polanco
3James Beresford
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Robbie Grossman
CF1Eddie Rosario
2Byron Buxton
3Logan Schafer
4Danny Santana
RF1Max Kepler
DH1Miguel Sano
2Kennys Vargas
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Ervin Santana
2Kyle Gibson
3Hector Santiago
4Jose Berrios
5Tyler Duffey
6Phil Hughes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Kintzler
2Ryan Pressly
3Trevor May
4Michael Tonkin
5Taylor Rogers
6Buddy Boshers
7Tommy Milone
8JT Chargois
9Glen Perkins
10Ryan O'Rourke
11Pat Light
12Alex Wimmers
13Pat Dean
14Andrew Albers