Report: Phillies Interested in White Sox Outfielder Carlos Quentin

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The Philadelphia Phillies lost out on outfielder Carlos Beltran on Wednesday, but it hasn't stopped them from pursuing other options.

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Phillies are interested in Chicago White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin.

SI.com's Jon Heyman said that a Quentin-to-Philadelphia deal was talked about a few weeks ago. The Phillies reportedly have also scouted Quentin in the past.

Quentin, who's arbitration eligible for the final time in 2012, has 20 home runs for Chicago this season. The 28-year-old's best season came in 2008, when he had 26 home runs and 100 RBIs to go along with a .288 batting average and a .394 on-base percentage. He finished fifth in MVP voting that season.

Quentin was drafted in the first round (29th overall) of the 2003 MLB draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks before being traded to the White Sox for Chris Carter in December of 2007.

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