San Diego Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin has drawn trade interest from several teams, including the Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins, Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin, who just may be the best hitter dealt this month, has drawn trade interest from the Reds, Indians and Pirates, among others, according to sources.
Heyman notes that the Marlins have shown interest in Quentin for some time, but it’s unclear how their recent acquisition of first baseman/outfielder Carlos Lee will impact their pursuit of another bat.
The Blue Jays and Tigers were in on Quentin initially, but each team seems to have changed their priorities.
Heyman notes that outfielder Delmon Young is hitting better for the Tigers, and the club now seems more interested in acquiring a starting pitcher and/or an infielder rather than an outfielder. Heyman adds that the Blue Jays appear more likely to trade one of their hitters or acquire a pitcher, depending on whether they are a buyer or seller this summer.
On the season, Quentin has hit at a clip of .268/.406/.518 with seven doubles, seven home runs and 17 RBIs over his 112 at-bats. He owns a career OPS of .840 and is making $7.025 million this year.
Which team needs Quentin the most?