(SAN DIEGO) — The Chicago White Sox traded outfielder Carlos Quentin to the San Diego Padres for two prospects on Saturday.
“It’s exciting. First of all, with the trade happening this morning, your whole life has been shifted,” Quentin said. “It will take time to set in but it’s exciting that it’s shifting to San Diego where I grew up. It’s definitely a positive to me and I look forward to contributing to the Padres.”
Padres General Manager Josh Byrnes and Quentin have a previous history.
Four years ago, Brynes was the General Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks and traded Quentin to the White Sox.
“Trading him is pretty high on my list of regrets,” Byrnes said. “That group in Arizona had a lot of talent. Carlos always stood out for his intensity and his style of play. Having a chance to get him back became very appealing here this offseason.”
The 29 year old Quentin has hit 20 home runs or more in four consecutive seasons.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN