Found January 03, 2012 on MetsZilla:
According to Adam Rubin of, here, the Mets have signed 30 year old utility infielder Omar Quintanilla to a minor league deal.  Quintanilla finished serving a suspension for 50 games at the beginning of this season for violating the “minor league drug prevention and treatment program.”  That doesn’t sound good. Here’s what the Mets got in this move: That’s a pretty sweet offensive stat line he put up last season… This signing obviously isn’t a big deal, as Quintanilla is most likely organizational depth.  I just hope this doesn’t affect the Mets interest in other utility infield options such as Jack Wilson, Ryan Theriot or Ronny Cedeno.

Mets continue to look for a backup shortstop

In case you were nervous that the signing of Omar Quintanilla, who hit .047 last season, would keep the New York Mets from pursuing Jack Wilson, or other back up shortstops, worry no more!  That was a sarcastic explanation point as I doubt any of you were biting your nails.  If you were, however, the good news is that a team source has indicated to Andy Martino of the Daily News...

Mets sign IF Quintanilla

The New York Mets signed infielder Omar Quintanilla on Tuesday. Quintanilla finished last season with the Texas Rangers, appearing in 11 games and getting one hit in 22 at-bats. He was suspended for the first 50 games last season for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. Quintanilla was on the Colorado Rockies' 25-man roster in 2009. Known primary for his...

Mets Sign Infielder Omar Quintanilla To Minor League Deal

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have signed Omar Quintanilla to a minor league contract. 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...

ESPN NY: Mets sign Omar Quintanilla

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have signed Omar Quintanilla to a minor league contract.

Quintanilla signing doesn’t change Mets interest in Wilson

Source: Mets’ signing of Omar Quintanilla does not impact pursuit of Jack Wilson-types.Team continues to look for backup SS. — Andy Martino (@SurfingTheMets) January 4, 2012 The Mets, Yankees, Giants and Cubs had been searching for a utility infielder, according to a report by Jon Heyman in late December, such as Edgar Renteria, Wilson, Ronny Cedeno, and Aaron Miles are...

Mets sign INF Quintanilla to minor league contract

The New York Mets signed Omar Quintanilla to a minor league contract on Tuesday and invited the veteran infielder to spring training.


This is Omar Quintanilla. Last season, Quintanilla had 23 plate appearances with the Rockies, and hit .172 with two RBI's. In AAA, he had 234 plate appearances with a .298 average and 25 RBI's. This could only mean one thing:Omar Quintanilla played baseball in the last twelve months. By extension, this means the Mets have stepped up from signing players who are coming off...

Mets sign backup infielder Omar Quintanilla to minor-league deal

Quintanilla has a .213 career batting average

Infielder Quintanilla signs Minor League deal

Seeking middle infield depth behind new starting shortstop Ruben Tejada, the Mets on Tuesday announced that they have signed Omar Quintanilla to a Minor League contract and invited him to Spring Training.<

Mets sign Ruben Tejada’s backup

I never thought I would be saying this, but the New York Mets have signed a backup shortstop for Ruben Tejada… The New York Mets have signed the 30-year-old middle infielder Omar Quintanilla. Quintanilla is a career .213 hitter in parts of six major-league seasons, Quintanilla was 1-for-23 last year with the Rangers. This is definitely not a significant deal, and won’t have...
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