Report: OF Carlos Quentin to retire

Friday May 1st, 2015

Former Diamondbacks, White Sox and Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin will retire, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

Quentin was playing for the Tacoma Raniers, the Seattle Mariners Triple A affiliate, after being released from the Braves in April.

Rosenthal reports Quentin will be paid the remainder of his $8 million salary.

Quentin played nine Major League seasons, batting .252 with 154 home runs. His best year came in 2008 while playing for the White Sox, when he batted .288 with 36 home runs (second in the league) and 100 RBIs and finished fifth in AL MVP voting.

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Quentin struggled with injuries throughout his career. After becoming a regular in 2008, he averaged only 99 games per season over the next seven seasons.

The outfielder batted .177 in 155 plate appearances in 2014, then was traded to Atlanta as part of the Padres' deal for closer Craig Kimbrel. The Braves immediately designated Quentin for assignment, then released him 10 days later. The Mariners picked him up on April 22.

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