The Twins have agreed to a minor-league deal with veteran outfielder Carlos Quentin, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman. Quentin will reportedly receive $750K in guaranteed money if he makes the major-league roster.
Quentin, 33, did not appear in the majors last season after a whirlwind couple of weeks in which he was involved in four transactions. Quentin was traded from the Padres to the Braves, released by the Braves, signed to a minor-league deal by the Mariners and released by Seattle before May 1. After being released by the Mariners, Quentin reportedly decided to retire before seeking a comeback this winter and eventually latching on with the Twins.
Quentin has appeared in 9 major-league seasons with the Diamondbacks (2006-07), White Sox (2008-11) and Padres (2012-14), hitting a lifetime .252/.347/.484 with 154 home runs in that span. He has been named to two All-Star teams; in 2008 and 2011 while with the White Sox.
Quentin will likely serve as depth behind Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler in the Twins' outfield mix, serving as a veteran option on a young roster. He represents a low-risk, lottery ticket option for a team looking for a veteran presence this spring.