MLB trade rumors 2013: Baltimore Orioles interested in San Diego Padres Carlos Quentin

Jul 9, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (18) swings at a pitch during an at bat in the third inning against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Talent has never been a question for San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin.

The powerful slugger is in the midst of a fantastic season for the Friars, hitting .278 with 13 home runs and 44 RBI in 80 games. The Baltimore Orioles have taken notice and have self-inquired about the oft-injured bat, this according to ESPN’s Buster Olney:

One of the players BAL has talked about internally is Carlos Quentin of the Padres, who is signed through 2015 for about $24m guaranteed.

Quentin, a Southern California native doesn’t want to be moved and the Padres, who signed Quentin in 2012 have him at a respectable rate which lead Olney to suggest that it’s unlikely he’ll be moved, despite the Orioles interest.

If the O’s could somehow convince the Padres to move him, it would certainly be a boost to their already impressive lineup as he hit 107 home runs during his four year tenure in the American League with the Chicago White Sox, prior to his arrival in San Diego.

Topics: Baltimore Orioles, Carlos Quentin, MLB Trade Deadline, MLB Trade Rumors, San Diego Padres

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