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Carlos Quentin un-retires and signs with the Twins

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Thirty-three years old is too early to be retired – at least in the eyes of two-time All-Star Carlos Quentin, who has signed a minor-league deal with the Twins.

Jon Heyman was the first to report the news, which has been confirmed by the Twins' communications department.

https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/694572161030340608

Twins Daily's Seth Stohs says the deal includes an invitation to Spring Training, which begins later this month. Stohs writes: "Nothing to get excited about, though not a bad risk to bring him to spring training."

https://twitter.com/SethTweets/status/694575127845974016

Quentin, an All-Star in 2008 and 2011, didn't play at all last season and he hit just .177 in 50 games in 2013. But from 2008-2013 he averaged 30 homers a year while playing for the White Sox and Padres, according to Hardball Talk's Aaron Gleeman.

Gleeman adds that Quentin, if he makes the team, would likely be a backup first baseman/designated hitter who would face "mostly left-handed pitching."

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