The White Sox have dealt 29-year old righty swinging RF Carlos Quentin to the San Diego Padres for 23-year old righty starting pitcher Simon Castro and 22-year old lefty starter/reliever Pedro Hernandez. Quentin played in 118 games for the White Sox last year and he was 107 of 421 (.254 avg, .838 OPS) with 53 runs scored, 24 homers, 77 RBIs and 1 stolen base. He played in 478 games in his four years with the White Sox and he was 438 of 1,705 (.257 avg, .857 OPS) with 269 runs scored, 107 homers, 320 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. Dayan Viciedo will replace Quentin in RF for the White Sox in 2012. Simon Castro came into last season as the Padres’ #3 prospect according to Baseball America, but he had a rough year in 2011. He pitched in 22 games (all starts) in AA+AAA-ball last year and he was 7-8 with a 5.63 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. Castro has now pitched in 117 games (113 starts) in his first six years in the minors and he is 29-33 with a 4.24 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. Pedro Hernandez wasn’t a highly thought of prospect in San Diego, but he has pitched better than Castro in the minors. Hernandez pitched in 28 games (18 starts) in A+AA+AAA-ball last year and he was 10-3 with a 3.49 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP. He has now pitched in 93 games (48 starts) in his first five years in the minors and he is 25-11 with 1 save, a 3.55 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP. This has the look of a salary dump and little more for the White Sox.