The White Sox activated Carlos Quentin from the 15-day disabled list before Monday’s 14-4 drubbing at the hands of the Detroit Tigers.
Manager Ozzie Guillen originally said Quentin wasn’t ready and probably wouldn’t see action in the near future, but that all changed when the White Sox were down by double digits.
Quentin got in a pair of at-bats, replacing Alex Rios as designated hitter. He was hitless with a strikeout.
Quentin hadn’t played since Aug. 20 when he suffered a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder while making a diving catch in the first inning against the Texas Rangers.
Day-to-day turned into week to week as he was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 27.
The only reason CQ got at-bats last night was because the game was out of reach and it was safe to give him some live action.
Don’t expect to see Quentin much the rest of this week, but he could start to see playing time as designated hitter in Cleveland.
With the team almost eliminated from playoff contention (Tigers magic number is 6), there’s no reason for CQ to be put in any more peril, especially if the team looks to get a high return for him on the trade market this offseason.