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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...
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 Tejada...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Omar Quintanilla Is On Fire Since Being Called Up

It was just a week ago that the Mets blogosphere was abuzz, calling for Ruben Tejada to be sent down and call up a streaking Omar Quintanilla. Facing demotion, the problem solved itself when Tejada dove for a ball in short left at Yankee Stadium and strained his quad, landing him on the DL and opening a vacancy for Quintanilla to come up and show what he could contribute; and contribute...
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June 05, 2013  |  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 replied...
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May 30, 2013  |  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 in...
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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...
June 15, 2012  |  Discuss

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