Carlos Narcis Quintana Hernandez
(Q, El Cañón)
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 195 lb.
- Debut September 16, 1988
- Final Game October 3, 1993
- Born August 26, 1965 in Mamporal, Miranda, Venezuela
Carlos Quintana was signed as a free agent by the Boston Red Sox and scout Willie Paffen on November 26, 1984. He played for Boston from 1988 to 1993, missing the entire 1992 season after being injured in a traffic accident. A line drive-hitting outfielder and first baseman, he had his best season in 1991, when he hit .295 with 11 homers and 71 RBIs in 149 games.
Quintana finished his career in 1998 with Grosseto, hitting .390/.517/.779 with 17 homers, 55 runs and 55 RBI in 43 games, but was 3 for 19 with 3 walks, a double and a homer in the semifinals as Grosseto fell. He finished tied with David Sheldon for second in Serie A1 in home runs, one behind co-leaders Massimo Fochi and Paul Gonzalez. He hit .333 with two homers and 10 RBI in three Caribbean Series. In 2014, he was inducted to the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame with Jesús Alfaro and Álvaro Espinoza.