Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Outfielder Carlos Quentin has left the Seattle Mariners' Triple-A farm club in Tacoma with the intention of retiring.
The Seattle Times reported on Friday that Rainiers' broadcaster Mike Curto tweeted that Quentin left the team. Additional reports from multiple sources indicate that Quentin will announce his retirement shortly.
Quentin had been signed to a minor-league deal by the Mariners on April 22, just one week after he was released by the Atlanta Braves. He hit just .176 with one RBI in five games for the Pacific Coast League franchise.
The Braves acquired Quentin in a trade with the Padres prior to the season and quickly designated him for assignment before releasing him.
The 32-year-old veteran spent three injury-filled seasons in San Diego after four successful ones with the Chicago White Sox. He never played more than 86 games during his time with the Padres and batted just .251 with 33 homers and 108 RBI over 218 games.
In 834 career big league games with the Diamondbacks, White Sox and Padres, Quentin is a .252 hitter with 154 homers and 491 RBI. He was twice an All-Star with Chicago.