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White Sox trade Carlos Quentin to Padres

Posted on: December 31, 2011 1:53 pm
Edited on: December 31, 2011 2:28 pm
 
Carlos Quentin

By C. Trent Rosecrans

In their never-ending search for players who can hit at Petco Park, the Padres have traded for White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin, the team announced on Saturday.

In return for Quentin, the Padres sent two minor-league pitchers, right-hander Simon Castro and left-hander Pedro Hernandez to the White Sox.

Quentin, 29, is arbitration-eligible and will be a free agent after the 2012 season. He hit .254/.340/.499 with 24 home runs in 118 games for the White Sox in 2011 and made $5.05 million. While Quentin made his second All-Star team in 2011, he played in just one of Chicago's last 37 games because of a shoulder injury. He is a career .252/.346/.490 hitter in parts of six seasons with the White Sox and Diamondbacks.

"Improving our offense is a priority this offseason," Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said in a statement released by the team, "and the acquisition of Carlos gives us a proven middle-of-the-order bat. We specifically targeted Carlos because of his production and his hard-nosed style of play."

Quentin is a San Diego native.

Castro, 23, was 7-8 with a 5.63 ERA at Double-A and Triple-A, striking out 94 batters in 115 innings and 22 starts. He was Baseball America's No. 58 prospect in baseball before the 2011 season. Hernandez, 22, was 10-3 with a 3.49 ERA in three minor-league levels, striking out 94 in 116 innings, while walking just 22. He pitched in 28 games with 18 starts.

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Comments

Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: December 31, 2011 3:11 pm
 

White Sox trade Carlos Quentin to Padres

Good trade for the Sox, they get 2 pitching prospects for a right fielder who they've been trying to trade for a year. So the Sox are serious about rebuilding.



Since: Mar 17, 2010
Posted on: December 31, 2011 3:02 pm
 

White Sox trade Carlos Quentin to Padres

Great pickup by Padres today! Quentin should play well in Petco and will be well received by fans. I can see San Diego extending him during the season. I think Byrnes has a plan. I like what I see so far from him.



Since: Aug 28, 2009
Posted on: December 31, 2011 2:49 pm
 

White Sox trade Carlos Quentin to Padres

Maybe the Pads will play him for the first half of the year and then trade him before his inevitable injury.



Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2011 2:35 pm
 

White Sox trade Carlos Quentin to Padres

weird trade for the Padres, unless they flip him in trade with Rizzo maybe???



Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: December 31, 2011 2:32 pm
 

White Sox trade Carlos Quentin to Padres

This trade makes no sense for the padres.



Since: Nov 16, 2008
Posted on: December 31, 2011 2:20 pm
 

White Sox trade Carlos Quentin to Padres

I thought the Padres were trying to dump salaries? I guess they think they're in the NBA and decided to pick up an expiring contract!


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