Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen touched briefly on the Carlos Quentin subject before Friday night’s series opener against the Kansas City Royals.
Guillen said it’s unlikely that we’ll see him in a game again this year.
In what may have been Quentin’s final season in a White Sox uniform, he hit .254 with 24 homers and 77 RBIs. His mental issues were not an issue at all for the team this year, as he was the second-most productive hitter in the lineup, and despite what the batting average says, Quentin was considerably consistent.
Maybe the distractions around Adam Dunn and Alex Rios’ struggles overshadowed any negative light we could have shed on Quentin, but he really was a relief to see come to the plate most of the time.
Quentin suffered a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder while making a tumbling catch on August 20, and went on the 15-day DL a week later.
He was reactivated a week and a half into September and only made a quick cameo in a blowout against the Detroit Tigers. He went 0 for 2 with a strikeout.