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Carlos Quentin | Outfielder

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/28/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Red Sox released OF Carlos Quentin.
The transaction actually happened in late March, at the end of spring training. Quentin was in Red Sox camp on a minor league contract but drew only eight at-bats in Grapefruit League play and managed just one hit. He turns 35 years old in August. This may be the end of the road. Tue, Apr 4, 2017 06:40:00 PM

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Red Sox sign OF/DH Carlos Quentin to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Apparently he's not ready to retire just yet. Quentin didn't play last season after failing to make the Twins' Opening Day roster out of spring training. The 34-year-old hit .177/.284/.315 in 155 plate appearances with the Padres during his last stint in the majors in 2015. We're not expecting much, but the Red Sox are willing to see if there's anything left in the tank.
Wed, Feb 8, 2017 01:51:00 PM

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.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 05:07:00 PM

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.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 12:17:00 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.
Sat, Mar 26, 2016 10:11:00 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.
Thu, Mar 10, 2016 03:53:00 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.
Tue, Feb 2, 2016 12:27:00 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.
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

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