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Padres News: Former Padre Carlos Quentin to Retire

Former San Diego Padre Carlos Quentin has opted for retirement after playing for Seattle AAA affiliate, the Tacoma Rainers.  Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal reported that Quentin will indeed be paid the remainder of his $8 million salary. Quentin was immediately dropped by the Atlanta Braves after being included in a trade package for Craig Kimbrel. […] Padres News: Former Padre Carlos Quentin to Retire - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tacoma News-Tribune May 1, 2015

Quentin leaves M's Triple A team, intends to retire

Outfielder Carlos Quentin has left the Seattle Mariners' Triple-A farm club in Tacoma with the intention of retiring.
Lookout Landing May 1, 2015

Carlos Quentin retires

A Tacoma Rainier for just over a week, Carlos Quentin has decided not to continue his comeback attempt. That was fast. After just five forgettable games with the Tacoma Rainiers in which Carlos Quentin compiled a .498 OPS, he's decided to quit baseball entirely and file for retirement. This news comes just nine days after he signed a minor league deal with the Mariners, and we provided our spin on the transaction then -- low risk, nice depth, good upside. Instead, at just 32, Quentin ends a productive career that was derailed by injuries over the last three to four years. He'll now...
Seattle Times Apr 23, 2015

Mariners add Carlos Quentin as possible platoon candidate

Quentin, 32, has played in the big leagues for nine seasons and was twice named to the all-star team with the Chicago White Sox. He hit 20 or more home runs in five different seasons.
Tacoma News-Tribune Apr 22, 2015

Mariners sign Quentin to minor-league deal

The Seattle Mariners signed outfielder Carlos Quentin to a minor-league deal just one week after he was released by the Atlanta Braves.
Tacoma News-Tribune Apr 22, 2015

Mariners notebook: Club signs veteran outfielder Carlos Quentin to minor league deal

Quentin became available after being released last week by Atlanta, will report to Triple-A Tacoma.
Lookout Landing Apr 22, 2015

Mariners sign Carlos Quentin to a minor league deal

The Mariners finally get Carlos Quentin at the very best possible price. If there's any life left in his bat, it's a nice addition. The Mariners have been linked to Carlos Quentin for a long, long time. Quentin to Seattle rumors go as far back as 2009, when the Mariners, like every year, coveted a right-handed power bat to mash in Safeco. Jack Zduriencik has seen Quentin as an ideal fit for a number of years, but never pulled the trigger. Quentin eventually ended up in San Diego, where he was a very good hitter and very bad defender, combining for 3.9 WAR over two seasons (2012-2013) in...
Mariners notebook: Club reaches deal with veteran Carlos Quentin

Mariners notebook: Club reaches deal with veteran Carlos Quentin

SEATTLE — Still seeking some right-handed punch, the Mariners reached agreement Wednesday on a one-year deal with veteran outfielder Carlos Quentin, who was released last week by Atlanta. Quentin, 32, will report to Triple-A Tacoma but could be a quick promotion candidate — perhaps as a platoon partner at first base with Logan Morrison, a left-handed hitter. That would represent a new position for Quentin, who has only played the outfield in his nine-year career, The Braves acquired Quentin from San Diego in the April 5 deal that sent All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to the Padres. Quentin...
River Ave. Blues Apr 13, 2015

Sherman: Yankees were not interested in Kimbrel plus Upton package

After an offseason of blockbuster trades, the Padres managed to squeeze in one last mega-trade hours before the Cardinals and Cubs opened the season last Sunday night. San Diego GM A.J. Preller acquired all-world closer Craig Kimbrel and B.J. Melvin Upton Jr. from the Braves for the superfluous Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, top prospect [...] Sherman: Yankees were not interested in Kimbrel plus Upton package is a post from: River Avenue Blues The post Sherman: Yankees were not interested in Kimbrel plus Upton package appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Athletics Nation Apr 7, 2015

Oakland A's rumors: Carlos Quentin and Cody Ross outfielders of interest, Susan Slusser reports

Who could the Athletics pick up in the next week to add outfield depth? The Oakland Athletics are exploring the waiver wire and released players as options to add depth to their outfield now that Coco Crisp is probably at least six weeks away from returning from his April 3 arthroscopic elbow surgery, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Slusser writes, "Oakland has some interest in former Stanford player Carlos Quentin and onetime Giants player Cody Ross." What we do not know is whether Oakland's interest is for someone to go to the big league roster and supplant...
Friars on Base Apr 5, 2015

Padres Trade: Quentin, Maybin, and Wisler for Kimbrel and Melvin Upton

Huh, wasn’t expecting this. FOX Sports‘ Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves have completed a trade that would send outfielders Cameron Maybin and Carlos Quentin, along with top pitching prospect Matt Wisler (and a draft pick) to the Atlanta Braves for closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton (formerly […] Padres Trade: Quentin, Maybin, and Wisler for Kimbrel and Melvin Upton - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Apr 5, 2015

Padres trade Quentin, Maybin, Wisler for All Star Closer Kimbrel and Upton's brother

The Friars get perhaps the closer and baseball while dealing from their glut of outfielders. Ever since A.J. Preller's trading spree in December it has been known that the Padres have too many outfielders. Many could envision the Padres dealing Carlos Quentin or Cameron Maybin in order to break up the logjam. Maybe some even speculated they could trade both since they would be back up OFs making $8M and $7M respectively. I don't think anyone envisioned even Preller could trade both in one trade and get back the best closer in baseball. But, it appears he did. Fangraphs.com writer Kiley...

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