O's Acquire INF Omar Quintanilla

Posted Jul 20, 2012

The Orioles acquired infielder Omar Quintanilla from the New York Mets on Friday.

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired INF OMAR QUINTANILLA (keen-tah-KNEE-uh) from the New York Mets in exchange for cash considerations.

Quintanilla has appeared in 256 games over seven major league seasons with the Rockies, Rangers and Mets and has a .993 career fielding percentage (two errors in 297 chances) in 106 games at second base and a .984 career fielding percentage (seven errors in 444 chances) in 119 games at shortstop.

In 80 plate appearances with New York this year, Quintanilla has a .350 on-base percentage. For his career, Quintanilla is a .218 (129-592) hitter with three home runs and 38 RBI and is expected to join the Orioles in Cleveland on Saturday.

A corresponding roster move will be made at a later time.l

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