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Heyman: Red Sox sign Carlos Quentin to minor league deal

12 Jul. 2014: San Diego Padres (18) Carlos Quentin stands on the dugout steps during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers played at Dodger Stadium.
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The Boston Red Sox have signed outfielder Carlos Quentin to a minor league deal, sources tell FanRag Sports. If in the majors, Quentin will earn $750,000.

The 34-year-old outfielder originally broke into the major leagues back in 2006 as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks. After spending the first two years of his big league career in the desert, he then went on to spend four seasons in Chicago with the White Sox.

 

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Failing to appear in a major league game since 2014, Quentin most recently spent three seasons on the West Coast as a member of the San Diego Padres from 2012-14.

However, in each of his three go-rounds with the Padres, Quentin failed to appear in more than 86 regular season games while making a mere 50 appearances during the 2014 campaign. Over the course of 130 at-bats in what would become his final season in San Diego, he batted .177 with four home runs and 18 RBI to accompany his .284 on-base percentage.

His best single-season effort notably came during the 2008 season, his first with the White Sox. While batting .288, he also managed 36 home runs, 100 RBI and a .394 on-base percentage. It is also worth noting that Quentin is a two-time All-Star while reaching the “Mid-Summer Classic” in both 2008 and 2011.



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