July 20, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Carlos Quentin (18) singles during the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at PETCO Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Padres Extend Carlos Quentin

There will be one less name available at the trade deadline this year. The Padres announced on Sunday that they have resigned outfielder Carlos Quentin to a new three-year deal that will keep Quentin in San Diego through the 2015 season. The deal contains a mutual option for the 2016 season.

According to Corey Brock, Quentin will make $9.5 million in both 2013 and 2014, and $8 million in 2015. If the option for 2016 is picked up, Quentin will make $10 million. The deal also contains incentives, and Quentin could make $40 million over four years.

The deal shows a huge commitment from the new ownership, and the Quentin signing should get Padre fans excited. To me, it shows that the front office is willing to spend a little money to keep an impact bat in the lineup. The deal also includes a full no-trade clause.

For the year, Quentin has a triple slash line of .273/.389/.525, with 9 home runs and 22 RBI’s. Quentin was set to become a free agent after the 2012 season.

The Padres are also exploring a contract extension with closer Huston Street. There have been no reports as to dollar amounts exchanged, but one rumor has the Padres picking up Street’s 2013 option of $9 million.

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