Quintanilla, 30, appeared in 11 games for the Texas Rangers last season. He went 1-for-22 (.045) with a triple, two RBIs and nine strikeouts. At Triple-A Round Rock, Quintanilla hit .298 with five homers and 25 RBIs in 208 at-bats.
He is a .213 career major league hitter in 522 at-bats spanning six seasons, primarily with the Colorado Rockies.
The Mets have Justin Turner available as a backup option, but ideally need someone who also can step in at shortstop.
The Mets have noted that Quintanilla missed the beginning of last season while completing a 2010 50-game suspension for violating the minor league drug prevention and treatment program.
|Omar Quintanilla's Career Batting|
According to his statistics, he ain't much of a hitter - hope his glove is better than his bat..