Originally written on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 11/27/12
We may already know who will get some playing time for the Phillies while catcher Carlos Ruiz is suspended for 25 games in April.  According to Bob Brookover of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies have signed veteran catcher Humberto Quintero.  Quintero played 2012 for the Kansas City Royals and their AAA affiliate. Quintero just may help fill the gap created by Carlos Ruiz's suspension.  While Erik Kratz appears to have the inside track to start, but the Phillies will need another catcher.  Quintero is someone who has bounced back and forth between AAA and the majors much of his career.  In 422 major league games Quintero has hit .234.  In 2012, Quintero hit .232 in 42 games for the Royals. This is the type of move the Phillies needed to make to deal with the Ruiz suspension.  Quintero presumably is added on a minor-league contract and can be added to the roster before Opening Day.  Then, when Ruiz returns, Quintero likely would clear waivers and be outrighted to AAA and be s...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Seguin called out by former Maple Leafs CEO for partying

No suspension for Sarkisian was made in best interest of USC

Jim Tomsula disputes report Jarryd Hayne has made 49ers

Report: Brady case judge once vacated CBA violation ruling

Why no. 4 Baylor will and won't win the National Championship

Is D'Angelo Russell in over his head?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Percy Harvin voices support for Tyrod Taylor

Richardson pleads not guilty to traffic, resisting arrest charges

Andrew Luck tried not to watch Super Bowl, was still ‘salty’

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Former USC linebacker suing school over insurance policy

Report: Fred Jackson expected to sign with Seahawks

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Urban Meyer won't announce QB before season

Teammates relieved RG3 was benched?

Five NFL teams that should trade for Robert Griffin III

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker