The Chicago White Sox traded outfielder Carlos Quentin and his potential $8 million salary to the San Diego Padres for a pair of pitching prospects.

The Sox received right-hander Simon Castro and lefty Pedro Hernandez, neither of whom has appeared in the big leagues.

Castro, 23, went 7-8 with a 5.63 ERA in 22 starts between Classes AA and AAA. He is 29-33 in six seasons in the Padres' organization.

Two seasons ago, Castro not only started the minor league All-Star Futures Game, but was named Padres pitcher of the year while going 10-6 wityh a 3.33 ERA.

Hernandez, 22, went 10-3 with a 3.49 ERA in 28 games at three different minor league levels. He has split time between starting and relieving and was named to the Class A California League All-Star team after going 5-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 15 games.