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OMAR QUINTANILLA RUMORS

Mets Save Money By Having Flores On Bench Over Quintanilla

According to Mike Puma of the Post, the New York Mets did not have to pay Omar Quintanilla the rest of his $800,000 contract because they designated the shortstop for assignment before a deadline set in his contract. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York disputes that Quintanilla was demoted ahead of a specific deadline as a money saver, as Kyle Farnsworth was. However Rubin does confirm...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Quintanilla designated for assignment

The New York Mets have announced that they have designated infielder Omar Quintanilla for assignment. Quintanilla had been serving as the backup shortstop behind Ruben Tejada. Following a dismal road trip the Mets decided they needed a fresh face on the team to give an offensive boost. Between Tejada and Quintanilla, the shortstop position has supplied only 21 hits for a batting...
Via isportsweb.com
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Announce They Have Re-signed Omar Quintanilla

The Mets officially announced they have re-signed shortstop Omar Quintanilla to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. The club had non-tendered Quintanilla earlier this offseason.Quintanilla played the majority of games at shortstop after claiming the job from Ruben Tejada once he was injured, and then ended up staying the starting shortstop for the Mets after...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Omar Quintanilla Pulled From Game, Headed To New York

Updated by Clayton Collier on 5/30 at 1:45 AM: The Mets are sending Omar Quintanilla to New York says Andy Martino via Twitter. The 31-year old was pulled from the Las Vegas 51s game tonight following the injury to Ruben Tejada. I asked Martino whether he believes Tejada will be placed on the disabled list prior to Thursday night’s series finale against the Yankees, to which he...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Orioles acquire INF Quintanilla from Mets

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired utility infielder Omar Quintanilla from the New York Mets for cash considerations. Quintanilla, 30, was designated for assignment earlier this week. He batted .257 in 29 games with the Mets this season. Quintanilla will be added to the 25-man roster Saturday and a corresponding roster move will be made. Quintanilla, a .218 career hitter, has...
Via AP on Fox
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Trade Quintanilla To Orioles For Cash

Told you so… The Mets have announced that Omar Quintanilla has been traded to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations. The Mets designated Quintanilla for assignment on July 17 when they activated Jason Bay from the disabled list. In 29 games for the Mets this season, Quintanilla hit .257 with five doubles, one home run and four RBI in 70 at-bats. He had just one at-bat...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Omar Quintanilla gets hot, Dickey stays hot and Tejada stays missing

For a fourth-string shortstop, Omar Quintanilla has been pretty good. After injuries felled Tejada, Cedeno and Turner, the Mets turned to the veteran Qunitanilla, who has gotten the job done both on the field and at the plate. After 55 PA, Quintanilla has a .326/.436/.478 line with the Mets and in 129 innings in the field, he has a +1 DRS and a +1.1 UZR. A supplemental first-round...
Via Mets360.com
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Quintanilla Quagmire: Another Mets SS Is Injured - Mets Might Have To Dig Down To Minors For Relief

It is being reported today all across Twitter that current Mets SS Omar Quintanilla will most likely miss tonight's game, and maybe more due to an injured index finger. The injury incurred when the slick Mets SS made a diving play. Quintanilla will not play tonight, but it is unknown as of yet if he will need to be disabled. In his stead, it is being reported that the Mets might promote a SS
Via Long Island Met Fan
June 07, 2012  |  1 Comment

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...
Via MetsZilla
January 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Get Excited! Mets Sign Quintanilla!

According to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, 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...
Via MetsZilla
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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