Carlos Quentin added to on Minor League deal
The Sox added another former Padre in Carlos Quentin. It’s been confirmed that he’s signed a minor league deal with the team. This comes one day after the Sox added Mike Olt to play 3rd base. Carlos Quentin played well from 2008-2011 with his best year coming in 2008, hitting .288 with 36 home runs and 100 runs knocked in. It was the only year that he hit over 30 home runs and hit 100 runs batted in.
His numbers steadily declined after that until his last season in the bigs in 2014. Quentin hit .177 with 4 home runs and had 18 runs knocked in. From 2008 to 2011, Quentin averaged .257 with 27 homers and 80 RBI’s. Quentin primarily played the corner outfield spots and will be a good veteran to have in Pawtucket for the younger players to learn from.
If Quentin can rejuvenate his career in Pawtucket, there’s a chance, an outside one right now, but a chance not the less, that he can return in the majors. Quentin’s has a career average of .254 with 154 home runs and and 491 runs batted in. Quentin was involved in several league incidents.
His first, in 2008, was when he injured his wrist after punching his bat placing him on the disabled list for the rest of the season. His second incident was in 2013 after charging Zach Greinke, then with the Diamondbacks, breaking his collarbone. His punishment was an 8 game suspension. Quentin, now 34, is trying to make a comeback this time in Pawtucket with the hopes of a shot to play in Boston.
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