Veteran outfielder Carlos Quentin is set to retire, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Quentin was released by the Braves after he was acquired in a trade with the Padres in early April. He will receive the rest of his $8 million salary since Atlanta released him from a guaranteed major-league deal, per FOX Sports. Quentin signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners on April 22. In five games with Triple-A Tacoma, he is batting .176 (3 for 17) with one double and one RBI. The 32-year-old outfielder has had an injury-plagued major-league career. He was a two-time All-Star, but he never played more than 131 games in a season. In nine years in the majors, he totaled a .252/.347/.484/.831 slash line.
The Mariners are set to sign outfielder Carlos Quentin to a minor-league deal, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. The team later confirmed the report. Quentin was dealt to the Braves just prior to Opening Day then designated for assignment, hitting the open market after getting released last week. If Quentin is not called up by May 12, he has an opt out clause to make him a free agent, according to Heyman. He hit just .177/.284/.315 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 130 at-bats last season.
The Braves released outfielder Carlos Quentin on Tuesday. Quentin was designated for assignment shortly after being acquired in an early April trade with the Padres.
Braves reliever Josh Outman (shoulder) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Monday. The team also announced outfielder Carlos Quentin was designated for assignment and reliever Brandon Cunniff was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.
The Braves are planning to designate outfielder Carlos Quentin for assignment as a part of their trade with the Padres Sunday, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Quentin was a part of a multi-player trade Sunday including closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton. Quentin hit .250 with one home run and six RBI in 40 plate appearances this spring.