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Report: Former White Sox slugger Carlos Quentin to retire

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Report: Former White Sox slugger Carlos Quentin to retire

Former White Sox slugger Carlos Quentin is in the process of retiring, according to a Friday-afternoon report.

Quentin, who most recently played in the majors with the Padres last season, spent four seasons of his nine-year big league career on the South Side, making a pair of American League All-Star teams during his time with the White Sox.

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Quentin spent his best years in a White Sox uniform, smacking 107 home runs and driving in 320 runs in those four seasons. He finished fifth in AL MVP voting in his first year with the team, 2008, the last time the White Sox made the postseason. In 130 games that season, Quentin hit 36 homers and collected 100 RBIs, posting a .965 OPS. He was an AL All Star in 2008 and 2011.

Quentin spent his first two big league seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks, acquired by the White Sox in December 2007 in a trade that sent current Astros slugger Chris Carter to the D-backs. The White Sox traded Quentin to the Padres on New Year's Eve 2011. He appeared in just 218 games over the past three seasons with San Diego before again getting dealt before the start of this season, heading to the Braves, who released him shortly after he was acquired. He signed a free-agent deal with the Mariners last month and was in Triple-A before Friday's report indicated he'd be ending his career.

Though he only spent four seasons with the White Sox, he ranks high on franchise leaderboards in several stat categories, most notably slugging percentage. His .505 slugging percentage is the sixth-highest in White Sox history.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.