Jul 28, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin (18) hits an RBI single against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: San Diego Padres looking to trade Carlos Quentin?

For a few seasons as a member of the Chicago White Sox, Carlos Quentin was one of the most feared power hitters in the American League – that is when he could stay on the field.

Known for not only his bombing home runs but also for his problematic body, Quentin has routinely struggled to stay healthy but has shown an ability to knock the ball out of the yard with alarming authority, despite his struggles this season.

That power eventually landed in the San Diego Padres lineup after he left the White Sox in free agency, opting to return closer to his native Southern California.

At times, it’s been great for Quentin who put up 13 home runs and 44 RBI in just 82 games last season, though he’s yet to have a healthy year with the Padres and given their struggles it’s within the realm of possibility that the front office may look to trade the slugger. Only problem? When he signed with the San Diego Padres, he requested and was granted a full no-trade clause meaning he isn’t going anywhere unless he approves such.

Tired of losing, it seems that Quentin may be open to a move and the Padres may just be receptive, this according to CBS Sports.

“While he wouldn’t necessarily approve just any AL team that may call, sources say he would be amenable to considering trades and open to approving at least some teams that may call. In other words, he wouldn’t force the San Diego Padres to keep him.”

San Diego has yet to ask Quentin about a deal, though, one would think he’d be a serviceable designated hitter in the right scenario given he routinely seems to injure himself in the outfield.

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