Signed as an undrafted free agent by the Boston Red Sox out of Venezuela on Nov. 26, 1984, he made his Red Sox debut on September 16, 1988 and played his final game on October 3, 1993.
Carlos Narcis Quintana Hernandez made his debut in 1988, then spent the following year on the shuttle between Boston and Pawtucket before finally assuming full-time first base duties in 1990 after beating out offseason acquisition Bill Buckner for the job. "Q", primarily a singles hitter, hit .287 in his first full year, albeit with only a .383 slugging average. The following year was Quintana's best, as he hit .295 with 11 home runs. Expectations were high for Quintana heading into the 1992 season, but a severe car accident that February forced him to miss the entire year. Carlos attempted to make a comeback in 1993, but his injury-diminished skill level, combined with the emergence of Mo Vaughn at first base and a logjam in the outfield, spelled the end for Carlos. After hitting .244 in just 107 games in 1993, Quintana retired.
Moments in the Sun
- Knocked in 6 runs in the third inning of a game against the Texas Rangers on July 30, 1991 , tying the major league record for most RBI in an inning.
- Played in a game in Pawtucket and a game in Boston on the same day in 1989.
- Tied for fifth on the all-time home run list for players whose names begin with Q
- November 26, 1984: Signed by the Boston Red Sox as an amateur free agent.
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