Mets Sign Quintanilla To Minor League Deal

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The Mets officially announced today (via Twitter) that they have signed journeyman middle infielder Omar Quintanilla to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.

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.

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