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Mets re-sign Omar Quintanilla

Jan 18, 2014, 2:15 PM EDT

Omar Quintanilla Getty Getty Images

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have re-signed infielder Omar Quintanilla to a minor league deal.

Quintanilla fell into significant playing time with the Mets last season, as starting shortstop Ruben Tejada was basically a forgotten man following a quad injury in May. However, the 32-year-old did next to nothing with the opportunity, hitting just .222/.306/.283 over 359 plate appearances while rating below average defensively.

The Mets have expressed confidence this winter in giving Tejada another chance at the starting gig, though it’s still possible they’ll sign Stephen Drew. Quintanilla is fine depth to have at Triple-A, but if he winds up playing a big role again in 2014, that will likely mean that something has gone very wrong.

  1. beast2727 - Jan 18, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    This guy is a key building block for the future. So glad the mets resigned him.

  2. pbastille - Jan 18, 2014 at 3:07 PM

    He looks very above average in that photo

    • D.J. Short - Jan 18, 2014 at 3:21 PM

      Not confirmed whether he’s catching a baseball or a butterfly in that photo.

  3. NYTolstoy - Jan 18, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    The Mets should really take a look at Drew. If they would add him the offense would be alot deeper. With the addition of Granderson and Young and Their All star Wright the team will be able to score well. With their strong rotation They can actually contend since the Braves didn’t add much this off season, not including the players they lost as well. Phillies have alot of holes and injury probe players. Besides the Nats competition is wide open there.

    • NYTolstoy - Jan 18, 2014 at 3:11 PM

      I forgot to mention the Marlins…but I mean…come on

  4. nymets4ever - Jan 18, 2014 at 5:51 PM

    With Tejada, Tovar, and now Quintanilla on the roster, I guess we can kill the Stephen Drew speculation.

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