Carlos Quentin has decided to retire from baseball

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Carlos Quentin

 

Quentin played in parts of nine Major League seasons with Arizona, Chicago (AL) & San Diego.

SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced that Carlos Quentin has decided to retire from baseball.

“Over the past several days, it became clear to me that my injuries have taken too great of a physical toll for me to be able to perform at the level I expect from myself,” said Quentin.  “As a result, I believe it is the right time for me to walk away and to refocus my energy on the next chapter of my life with my family.

“The game of baseball has allowed me to fulfill many personal and professional goals. I want to thank the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, San Diego Padres and most recently the Seattle Mariners for the opportunity to play the game of baseball professionally.

“I also want to thank Mark Marquess and Stanford University for allowing me the opportunity to earn my degree while providing the platform to achieve my dreams in professional baseball. And of course I am grateful for all the support from my family and friends throughout my career without whom I could not have realized the success I did.”

Quentin, 32, signed a minor league contract with Seattle on April 22 and had been playing with the AAA Tacoma Rainiers. He has played nine Major League seasons with the Diamondbacks (2006-07), White Sox (2008-2011) and Padres (2012-14). He was most recently with Atlanta, who acquired him in a six-player trade, before he was released on April 14.

During his Major League career, he has hit .252 (702×2790) with 416 runs, 173 doubles, 5 triples, 154 home runs and 491 RBI in 834 games while playing left field (393 G, 388 GS), right field (328 G, 310 GS) and designated hitter (64 G, 61 GS). He was a two-time American League All-Star with the Chicago White Sox in 2008 and 2011 and finished 5th in the A.L. MVP voting in 2008.

In 2014, he was limited to a career-low 50 games after injuries led him to two stints on the disabled list, including a 39-game sting at the start of the season with a bone bruise in his left knee, and a 60-day DL stint due to left knee soreness that caused him to miss the final 58 games of the season.

Quentin attended Stanford University, where he was one of five finalists for the 2003 Golden Spikes Award. He helped the Cardinal advance to the College World Series in 2001-03, including the finals in 2003. He earned All-America honors from Baseball AmericaCollegiate Baseball and USA Today/Baseball Weekly.

He was originally drafted by Arizona in the 1st round (29th overall) pick in the 2003 June draft.

QUENTIN’s PLAYING RECORD

 

Year Team AVG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI SH SF HB BB SO SB CS SLG OBP
2003           Injured – Did Not Play                        
2004 Lancaster .310 65 242 64 75 136 14 1 15 51 0 3 27 25 33 5 1 .562 .428
  El Paso .357 60 210 39 75 112 19 0 6 38 0 2 16 18 23 0 6 .533 .443
2005 Tucson .301 136 452 98 136 235 28 4 21 89 0 8 29 72 71 9 1 .520 .422
2006 Tucson .289 85 318 66 92 155 30 3 9 52 0 2 31 45 46 5 0 .487 .424
  ARIZONA .253 57 166 23 42 88 13 3 9 32 1 1 8 15 34 1 0 .530 .342
2007 Tucson .348 33 115 30 40 66 12 1 4 27 0 2 9 9 14 0 1 .574 .430
  ARIZONA .214 81 229 29 49 80 16 0 5 31 1 4 11 18 54 2 2 .349 .298
2008 CHICAGO (AL) .288 130 480 96 138 274 26 1 36 100 0 3 20 66 80 7 3 .571 .394
2009 Kannapolis # .333 2 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .667 .600
  Charlotte # .378 12 37 10 14 20 3 0 1 9 0 1 2 5 2 0 0 .541 .467
  CHICAGO (AL) .236 99 351 47 83 160 14 0 21 56 0 2 15 31 52 3 0 .456 .323
2010 CHICAGO (AL) .243 131 453 73 110 217 25 2 26 87 0 4 20 50 83 2 2 .479 .342
2011 CHICAGO (AL) .254 118 421 53 107 210 31 0 24 77 0 5 23 34 84 1 1 .499 .340
2012 Tucson # .286 5 14 5 4 7 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 .500 .412
  Lake Elsinore # .429 4 14 3 6 10 1 0 1 5 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .714 .467
  SAN DIEGO .261 86 284 44 74 143 21 0 16 46 0 3 17 36 41 0 1 .504 .374
2013 SAN DIEGO .275 82 276 42 76 136 21 0 13 44 0 4 9 31 55 0 0 .493 .363
2014 El Paso # .250 3 8 1 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .625 .250
  Lake Elsinore # .100 4 10 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 .100 .308
  SAN DIEGO .177 50 130 9 23 41 6 0 4 18 0 4 4 17 33 0 0 .315 .284
2015 Tacoma .176 5 17 2 3 4  

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