Found January 03, 2012 on MetsOnline:
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 any large effect on the Mets this upcoming season.

Who Is The Mets Shortstop Of The Future?

I received an email over the weekend from a reader who wanted to know if either Wilmer Flores or Ruben Tejada were the longterm solution at shortstop for the Mets. Is Wilmer Flores or Ruben Tejada the Mets shortstop of the future? No – Neither Flores or Tejada will be the longterm solution at shortstop. To begin, nobody believes Flores will remain at shortstop for too much longer...

Get Excited! Mets Sign Quintanilla!

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...

Mets are still looking for a back-up middle infielder

I thought Omar Quintanilla would take the Mets out of the market for middle infielders but according to Jon Heyman the Mets are still looking for a utility infielder who can play shortstop. i

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...

Get To Know A Mets Minor League Player: Daniel Muno

When you think of young talent at shortstop in the Mets system, you think of Ruben Tejada. This past season, another player ended up performing so well at shortstop that DePodesta stated that he will have a chance to remain at shortstop moving up through the system – before Jose Reyes signed with the Marlins. [...]

Mets ink backup SS

The Mets on Tuesday signed a potential backup for shortstop Ruben Tejada — but the new acquisition will haul performance-enhancing drug related baggage to Port St.

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...


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
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