MLB roundup: Quentin agrees to 3-year extension with Padres

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The San Diego Padres and outfielder Carlos Quentin have agreed to a three-year contract extension, the team announced Sunday.
The deal is worth $27 million, according to The contract, which has a mutual option for a fourth year, has incentive clauses that could escalate the deal to $30 million.
The deal effectively takes the San Diego native off the trade market, with many teams interested in the seventh-year veteran as a dependable run-producer.
"We are very pleased to extend Carlos' contract," General Manager Josh Byrnes said. "He provides a real threat in the middle of our lineup and brings an intensity and edge to our club. As a San Diegan, he is very invested in the success of the Padres."
The 29-year-old outfielder, acquired in the offseason from the Chicago White Sox, wasn't activated until May 28 by the Padres after undergoing knee surgery in spring training. He is batting .273 with nine home runs and 22 RBIs in 40 games.

---Former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, and former Chicago Cubs third baseman and broadcaster Ron Santo were inducted into the Hall of Fame during ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Santo was inducted posthumously, and his wife, Vicki, gave his induction speech.

---An infection on his knuckles could sideline Miami Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez for all of this week.
Ramirez suffered the injury earlier this month when he punched a cooling fan. He subsequently forgot to take his daily medication, causing an infection to grow in his knuckles.
It is unclear if the injury will cause him to be placed on the disabled list.
Ramirez, 28 has been one of the Marlins' disappointments this season, hitting .246 in 92 games with 14 home runs and 47 RBIs.

---Roberto Hernandez, the pitcher formerly known as Fausto Carmona, arrived in Cleveland on Saturday and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday at Progressive Field to begin his preparation to pitch for the Indians when his suspension ends Aug. 11.
Hernandez was granted a visa last week that allowed him to enter the United States for the first time since the end of last season.
He was arrested in the Dominican Republic on Jan. 19 for identity fraud, and Major League Baseball then suspended for an additional three weeks for having played under an assumed name.
Hernandez is scheduled to make three or four starts in the minors before pitching for the Indians.

--- Texas Rangers pitcher Roy Oswalt has been scratched from Monday's start against the Red Sox because of tightness in his lower back.
Scott Feldman will pitch on Monday in Oswalt's place.
Also, Rangers pitcher Colby Lewis is questionable for Tuesday's start with tightness in his right forearm. Although he is still listed as the team's Tuesday starter, he is scheduled to visit Dr. Keith Meister in Arlington, and a determination on his status will be made then.
Since being signed by the Rangers in late May, Oswalt has made five starts and is 3-1 with a 5.22 ERA.

---Left-hander Eric Stults has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list by the San Diego Padres, the team announced Sunday.
To make room for Stults, the Padres have optioned right-hander Nick Vincent to Class AAA Tucson.
Stults, who was claimed off waivers from the Chicago White Sox on May 17, has a 1-2 record with a 3.33 ERA in four starts for the Padres. He was placed on the disabled list June 4 because of a strained left lat muscle.
Vincent was 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in seven appearances with San Diego.

---Right-handed pitcher Brad Bergesen, who was claimed off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, has reported to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the team announced Sunday.
To make room for Bergesen, right-handed pitcher Bryan Shaw has been optioned to Class AAA Reno.
Bergesen, 26, was 4-3 with a save and 4.03 ERA in 22 games this season with Class AAA Norfolk, where he had 10 starts. Playing in parts of three seasons with the Orioles, he has a 17-24 record with a 4.68 ERA.

--- Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow's rehab is back on track after a setback because of spasms in his lower back.
Morrow, who is working his way back from a strained oblique muscle, returned to the mound Saturday morning at the club's Minor League complex in Dunedin, Fla., and everything went according to plan.

---Red Sox pitcher Andrew Bailey will begin his minor league rehab assignment is about a week. Bailey underwent right thumb surgery on April 4, the day before the season started.

--- Pitcher Miguel Batista was designated for assignment by the Mets. He was 1-3 with a 4.82 ERA for New York.
The Mets announced Jeremy Hefner would starter Wednesday's game against the Nationals.

---Washington Nationals right-hander Edwin Jackson is changing agents, leaving Scott Boras and joining the Legacy Agency, reported.
Jackson, 28, signed a one-year, $11 million free-agent contract with the Nationals last offseason.

---- Detroit slugger Miguel Cabrera has hit his 300th homer on Sunday, becoming the second Venezuela-born player to reach that mark. Andres Galarraga is the career leader in homers for players born in Venezuela with 399.

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