#Mets sign infielder Omar Quintanilla to a minor league contract and invited him to major league Spring Training.
— New York Mets (@Mets) January 5, 2013
Quintanilla, 31, spent time with the Mets and the Orioles this season. He signed a deal with the Mets in January of last year, and made his debut with the team in late May. He was a serviceable backup infielder, playing 29 games and hitting .257 with the Mets before being dealt to Batimore for cash considerations.
This is a solid depth signing for Sandy Alderson. Quintanilla will not cost the team much, he is a decent fielder, and showed the ability to get on base when with the Mets last year, posting a .350 on-base percentage. It’s not a flashy signing, but he will be a good emergency shortstop to have stocked away in Triple-A.