Carlos Quentin

Carlos Quentin designated for assignment by the Braves

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Carlos Quentin was acquired by the Braves in Sunday’s trade with the Padres for Craig Kimbrel, but he’s never going to actually play for Atlanta.

Quentin has been designated for assignment and dropped from the 40-man roster, meaning the Braves will likely be looking to trade him and whatever chunk of his $8 million salary they can get another team to take on.

Quentin was basically just included in the trade to balance the salaries and because the Padres had too many outfielders. If healthy he’s capable of being a middle-of-the-order bat, but “if healthy” is always just a theory with Quentin and his poor outfield defense makes him a better fit in the AL.