Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:54:24 -0800
Free-agent RP Rafael Betancourt (Rockies) and SS Omar Quintanilla (Mets) agreed to terms on minor league deals with the Colorado Rockies Friday, Jan. 30. Betancourt didn't pitch in the majors last year while working his way back to health.
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:26:12 -0700
New York Mets 2B Omar Quintanilla, C Taylor Teagarden and SP John Lannan have officially become free agents.
Sat, 10 May 2014 23:49:27 -0700
The New York Mets announced IF Omar Quintanilla cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Wed, 07 May 2014 19:11:51 -0700
The New York Mets designated SS Omar Quintanilla for assignment Wednesday, May 7.
Mon, 05 May 2014 14:05:51 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said SS Omar Quintanilla is not taking playing time away from SS Ruben Tejada even though Quintanilla is receiving his second straight start at shortstop Monday, May 5.
Mon, 05 May 2014 14:05:20 -0700
New York Mets SS Omar Quintanilla, OF Bobby Abreu and OF Eric Young Jr. are in the starting lineup Monday, May 5, because manager Terry Collins wanted more left-handed hitters in the lineup against Miami Marlins SP Nathan Eovaldi. Left-handed hitters are hitting .325 against Eovaldi this season.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:16:35 -0700
New York Mets SS Omar Quintanilla was in the starting lineup for the second time in four games Tuesday, April 15, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Manager Terry Collins insisted that it isn't a sign SS Ruben Tejada is losing the starting job. Collins cited Tuesday's inclusion of Quintanilla was a matchup issue, as Diamondbacks SP Bronson Arroyo had an opposing batting average of .295 by left-handed hitters (such as Quintanilla) last season, while righties hit just .219 against him.
Fantasy Tip: Tejada is hitting below the Mendoza line for the season, and his on-base percentage of .267 in 45 plate appearances does little for fantasy owners. For now, he is only worth using in the deepest of NL-only leagues until he starts to show some signs of life at the dish.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:02:24 -0700
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada is expected to open the season as the starting shortstop, with SS Omar Quintanilla backing him up. 2B Wilmer Flores will continue to make spring starts at shortstop, and he's expected to see more action at the 6 to start the year at Triple-A Las Vegas. The team hopes Flores' winter conditioning work will improve his range at shortstop. The Mets could consider bringing Flores up to replace Tejada if Tejada struggles early on.
Fantasy Tip: Tejada will be on a very short leash to start the year, and don't rule out the Mets making a trade if they feel they need to. Don't think about putting Tejada on your roster unless you're desperate for at-bats in an NL-only league.
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:50:37 -0800
The New York Mets have reportedly re-signed INF Omar Quintanilla to a minor league contract.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 11:25:26 -0800
The New York Mets have informed 2B Omar Quintanilla and RP Scott Atchison that they will not be tendered a contract offer, which will make them free agents.