Carlos Quentin is making a comeback


Carlos Quentin retired back in May, calling it quits while playing at Triple-A for the Mariners, but now Jon Heyman of reports that the 33-year-old former All-Star outfielder is making a comeback.

Injuries played a big part in Quentin’s decline and subsequent semi-retirement, so after sitting out the past six months perhaps he’s feeling healthier.

As recently as 2013 he hit .275 with 13 homers, 21 doubles, and an .855 OPS in 82 games for the Padres and Quentin topped an .800 OPS every season from 2010-2013 before collapsing to a .177 batting average in 2014.

However, his lack of defensive ability limits his potential landing spots and given his durability issues it seems likely that any team targeting Quentin would be doing so with a part-time role in mind.

Orioles option LHP Bruce Zimmermann to minors

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SARASOTA, Fla. – The Baltimore Orioles have optioned left-handers Bruce Zimmermann and Nick Vespi and reassigned infielder Lewin Díaz, left-hander Darwinzon Hernandez and catcher Mark Kolozsvary to minor league camp.

The Orioles announced the moves Monday.

Baltimore’s spring training roster now has 46 players.

Zimmermann made 13 starts last season. He went 2-5 with a 5.99 ERA.

The competition for rotation spots with the Orioles has been a significant story during spring training, but after the team acquired Cole Irvin and Kyle Gibson in the offseason – and with top prospect Grayson Rodriguez in the mix as well – there were a lot of pitchers Zimmermann needed to beat out.