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Orioles Acquire Infielder Omar Quintanilla From Mets

Orioles Acquire Infielder Omar Quintanilla From Mets

PostPost #1 by ofahn » July 20th, 2012, 4:16 pm

July 20, 2012 3:12 PM by Roch Kubatko

Looking to add middle infield depth after losing Brian Roberts and Robert Andino to injuries, the Orioles have acquired Omar Quintanilla from the Mets for future considerations or cash.

Quintanilla, 30, can play second base and shortstop, which comes in handy on this team.

The Mets designated Quintanilla for assignment a few days ago. He was batting .257/.350/.371 with five doubles, one home run and four RBIs in 29 games this season.

Quintanilla is a career .218/.278 /.294 hitter in seven major league seasons, including stints with the Rockies and Rangers. He was the 33rd overall pick by the Athletics in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.

The Orioles had room on their 40-man roster after designating pitcher Brad Bergesen for assignment. The Diamondbacks claimed Bergesen off waivers earlier today.

Baseball's circle of life.

Quintanilla has played 119 games at shortstop, 106 at second base and 13 at third base in the majors.

The Orioles haven't announced the trade, which was first reported by Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. More information should be available shortly.

UPDATE: Quintanilla is expected to join the Orioles tomorrow in Cleveland. Another roster move is on the horizon.


Well, that explains why the Orioles created room on their 40 Man Roster; however, it doesn't explain why they DFA'd Bergersen instead of Gregg.

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Re: Orioles Acquire Infielder Omar Quintanilla From Mets

PostPost #2 by osforlife » July 20th, 2012, 4:40 pm

I guess they didn't like what they saw from Flaherty/Tolleson. I don't expect him to be much better than Andino but hey, he has the highest OBP on our team !! :lol:
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Re: Orioles Acquire Infielder Omar Quintanilla From Mets

PostPost #3 by Ampontan » July 21st, 2012, 12:22 am

ofahn wrote:Well, that explains why the Orioles created room on their 40 Man Roster; however, it doesn't explain why they DFA'd Bergersen instead of Gregg.


Gregg is the better major league pitcher. By far. Bergesen has had one good year, followed by two very bad ones, and he's not dominating Norfolk, either.
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Re: Orioles Acquire Infielder Omar Quintanilla From Mets

PostPost #4 by Matt P » July 21st, 2012, 12:59 am

I don't mind the move at all. He's supposed to be an excellent defender and that is very much needed.
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Re: Orioles Acquire Infielder Omar Quintanilla From Mets

PostPost #5 by birdwatcher55 » July 21st, 2012, 7:03 am

Good glove from all reports. Looks like a late inning defensive replacement 8-)
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Re: Orioles Acquire Infielder Omar Quintanilla From Mets

PostPost #6 by Don » July 21st, 2012, 8:01 am

Omar is a defensive replacement that tends to be streaky seeing the ball. He can play the small ball game to help manufacture a run, but his overall ability is tied solely to second base. He provides some ability, but not much to keep him an everyday player, in the other facets of his game.

He is a sound defensive replacement level production guy, seeing the cost is 250K and the massive amount of injuries to that position, it is okay. If they can start to get the bats going, the rest of the lineup can make up for his offensive short comings.
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