Omar Quintanilla
SS FA
3 years ago

Quintanilla has signed with the Rockies, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.

This is likely a minor league deal for Quintanilla, who hit .207 with no real power last season for the Mets. His likely role with Colorado amounts to "back-up for Troy Tulowitzki's backup," spending most of his time in the minors.

Omar Quintanilla
SS FA
4 years ago

Mets sent SS Omar Quintanilla outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Quintanilla passed through waivers unclaimed and will head to Triple-A where he'll serve as additional depth for the Mets. He hit just .207/.258/.241 with three RBI in 29 at-bats with the Mets.

Omar Quintanilla
SS FA
4 years ago

Mets designated SS Omar Quintanilla for assignment.

Quintanilla was starting back-to-back games for the Mets as recently as Monday, but they apparently decided they've got better options for the 40-man roster between then and now. Quintanilla was hitting .207/.258/.241 in 29 at-bats this year. A corresponding roster move will be announced tomorrow.

Omar Quintanilla
SS FA
4 years ago

Omar Quintanilla made his second straight start at shortstop for the Mets on Monday, but he ended up going 0-for-3 and committing an error.

Pity the poor fantasy leaguer with a vested interest in the Mets' shortstop situation, but it's safe to say that Ruben Tejada's job is very much up for grabs. One wonders if the Mets will just punt defense and call up Wilmer Flores to play the position.

Omar Quintanilla
SS FA
4 years ago

Mets selected the contract of INF Omar Quintanilla.

The 32-year-old defensive specialist will serve as the primary backup to Ruben Tejada at shortstop. He hit a meager .158/.238/.184 with eight strikeouts in 38 spring at-bats.

Omar Quintanilla
SS FA
4 years ago

Mets re-signed INF Omar Quintanilla to a minor league contract.

The 32-year-old who is best known for his glove work hit a paltry .222/.306/.283 with two homers and 21 RBI in 95 games for the Mets in 2013. He was non-tendered in December to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, but will return and provide valuable organizational depth.

Omar Quintanilla
SS FA
5 years ago

Mets non-tendered INF Omar Quintanilla.

Quintanilla is now free to sign with anyone. He batted just .222/.306/.283 with two home runs and 21 RBI in 359 plate appearances this past season for the Mets, but his ability to play shortstop will have teams calling.

Omar Quintanilla
SS FA
5 years ago

Omar Quintanilla went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts in the Mets' loss to the Giants on Thursday.

Quintanilla is going to be in a platoon at shortstop down the stretch with youngster Wilfredo Tovar. Ruben Tejada is done for the season with a broken right fibula.

Omar Quintanilla
SS FA
5 years ago

Omar Quintanilla went 1-for-3 with a walk in Thursday's loss to the Marlins.

Quintanilla started out hot this season, but he's hitting just .195 over his last 34 games. Of course, that shouldn't be a big surprise for a .222 career hitter. It's puzzling why the Mets won't call up Ruben Tejada, as he still has a chance of being a long-term contributor on the club.

Omar Quintanilla
SS FA
5 years ago

Omar Quintanilla went 2-for-3 with a two-RBI triple in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

Quintanilla was hitting at Triple-A and hasn't stopped since arriving with the Mets, as he's tallied four straight multi-hit contests. It looks like he's going to be in the leadoff spot for the Mets for a while and is worth carrying in NL-only formats while he's not.