Mariners sign Carlos Quentin to minor league contract


Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Mariners have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with outfielder Carlos Quentin. He’ll head to Triple-A Tacoma initially, but Dutton thinks Quentin could be a “quick promotion candidate.”

Quentin was traded from the Padres to the Braves earlier this month in the Craig Kimbrel trade, but he was never in the Braves’ plans and they officially released him from their 40-man roster last week.

The 32-year-old hasn’t appeared in more than 100 games since 2011 and he batted just .177/.284/.315 in 50 games last season for San Diego.

If his health cooperates, Quentin might eventually see action at first base and left field in Seattle.

Carl Crawford arrested on domestic violence charge

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Former major league outfielder Carl Crawford has been arrested in Texas on a domestic violence charge, TMZ reports. The charge was designated as “assault fam/house mem impede breath circulate,” suggesting that Crawford allegedly choked someone. Crawford surrendered to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. The alleged incident occurred in May.

Crawford was in the news last week as well when two people — a 25-year-old woman and a five-year-old boy — were found dead at his home in Houston. The boy reportedly had trouble breathing and the woman jumped in to help him.

Crawford, who owns a record label called 1501 Certified Entertainment, posted a message on Instagram about the incident:

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There will likely be more information brought to light about Crawford’s alleged domestic violence incident in the coming days. It is unclear if there are any common factors between the domestic violence incident and the pool incident.