Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Mets sign Infielder Omar Quintanilla to a minor league contract


Needing options as a backup middle infielder who can handle shortstop behind Ruben Tejada, the Mets have signed Omar Quintanilla to a minor league contract, a major league source told ESPNNewYork.com.

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
 Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
 2005 COL 39 128 16 28 1 1 0 7 9 15 2 1 .219 .270 .242 .512
 2006 COL 11 34 3 6 1 1 0 3 3 9 1 1 .176 .243 .265 .508
 2007 COL 27 70 6 16 4 0 0 5 5 15 0 0 .229 .280 .286 .566
 2008 COL 81 210 28 50 17 0 2 15 15 46 0 0 .238 .288 .348 .635
 2009 COL 58 58 7 10 2 0 0 2 8 27 0 0 .172 .273 .207 .480
 2011 TEX 11 22 3 1 0 1 0 2 0 9 0 0 .045 .045 .136 .182
 Career 227 522 63 111 25 3 2 34 40 121 3 2 .213 .268 .284 .552

According to his statistics, he ain't much of a hitter - hope his glove is better than his bat..
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