Omar Quintanilla

SS / Colorado Rockies / EXP: 9YRS / MINORS Height: 5-9 Weight: 185 lb Age: 34 College: Texas Bats/Throws L/R

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    • by Shawn Krest |

      Rockies option Chad Bettis, Ben Paulsen to minors

      The Rockies optioned three players and reassigned nine other to their minor league camp on Sunday. Optioned to the minors were RHP Chad Bettis, who is converting from relief to a starting pitcher. He didn't allow a run in five spring innings. "He's in a good place," manager Walt Weiss said, per the Denver Post. "There's some clarity in his role and what he needs to do. It was a positive camp for him." First baseman Ben Paulsen, who had a .108 spring average. "He hasn't had a great spring," Weiss said. "But that doesn't diminish what I think of the guy." LHP Chris Rusin, who had a 6.43 spring ERA. Reassigned to minor league camp were: LHP Kraig Sitton, LHP Aaron Laffey, LHP John Lannan, RHP Jair Jurrjens, RHP Brett Marshall, catcher Audry Perez, infielders Trevor Story and Omar Quintanilla, and outfielder Roger Bernadina.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Rockies' Omar Quintanilla begins throwing again

      Rockies infielder Omar Quintanilla has been out since March 7, with tightness in his right forearm. Quintanilla has made progress, however, and has started throwing again, according to's Thomas Harding.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Rockies sign Betancourt, Quintanilla to minor-league deals

      The Rockies signed former closer Rafael Betancourt and infielder Omar Quintanilla to minor-league contracts Friday, per Quintanilla spent the last two seasons with the Mets, while Betancourt did not pitch in the majors in 2014 as he was working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He did pitch in the minors, going 2-0 with a 4.66 ERA. "I have another chance," Betancourt said by phone from his offseason home in Orlando, Fla. "Compared to how it was last year or even when I was pitching in games, I feel a lot more normal now. "When I threw for the Rockies last week, I threw all my pitches -- fastball, changeup and breaking ball. Last year, I didn't throw any breaking balls, because my arm felt weird. It's 16 months after surgery and everything is going well. I'm also happy the Rockies stuck with me; they have a new GM [Jeff Bridich] but still were there for me, and I appreciate that."

    • by Chris Cwik |

      Omar Quintanilla outrighted to Triple-A

      The Mets have outrighted infielder Omar Quintanilla to Triple-A Saturday. Quintanilla was designated for assignment, but passed through waivers unclaimed. He hit .207 in 29 at-bats in the majors.

    • by Chris Towers |

      Mets set to DFA Omar Quintanilla

      The Mets will designate infielder Omar Quintanilla for assignment Thursday, the team announced Wednesday. A corresponding roster move will be announced Thursday.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Terry Collins unclear about shortstop position

      Terry Collins gave mixed messages about the Mets shortstop situation on Friday. He insisted that Ruben Tejada will compete with Omar Quintanilla for the starting spot, then indicated the former had all but nailed down the position. "Ruben has rededicated himself," he told his team website. "He's ready to show people he's the starting shortstop." Tejada did nothing of the kind in 2013. He batted just .202 with no home runs and 10 RBI in 208 at-bats and committed eight errors in limited opportunities, leading some to call for the Mets to sign a free agent such as Stephen Drew.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Omar Quintanilla, Giancarlo Alvarado re-signs with Mets

      The Mets have re-signed infielder Omar Quintanilla and pitcher Giancarlo Alvarado to a minor-league deal on Saturday, according to SB Nation and ESPN New York.Quintanilla owned a .222/.306/.283 slash line with 21 RBI over 315 at-bats in the majors last season. He also batted .333 with 18 RBI over 126 at-bats with Triple-A Las Vegas last season. Alvarado, 35, will not receive an invite to spring training after posting a 5-4 record with a 3.49 ERA over 59 1/3 innings pitched at Triple-A Las Vegas in 2013.

    • by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

      Mets non-tender Scott Atchison, Omar Quintanilla reports that the Mets non-tendered reliever Scott Atchison and shortstop Omar Quintanilla on Monday. Atchison went 3-3 with a 4.37 ERA in 51 appearances, and Quintanilla hit .222 in 95 games, 89 of which he started at shortstop. Both players are now free agents.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Manager backs Omar Quintanilla as starter

      Mets manager Terry Collins continued to back Omar Quintanilla as the team's starting shortstop Saturday, despite Ruben Tejada's success since his demotion to the minors. The Mets are 31-29 when Quintanilla has started this season. "I get questions every day about when the other guy is coming back -- 'When's Ruben coming back?'" Collins said, per ESPN. "I've yet to see why Omar Quintanilla should lose his job. All he does is make plays like that night after night. You look at his batting average (.224) and it's not what he'd like it to be. But he's on base 33 percent of the time and he's done a really good job. We wouldn't be playing like we're playing without him."

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Omar Quintanilla 'could certainly use a rest'

      Mets shortstop Omar Quintanilla received a rare day off Thursday against the Braves. He was replaced in the lineup by Justin Turner. Quintanilla was last held out of the starting lineup June 15. He entered play Thursday, however, mired in a 3-for-30 slump. "It's good to get Justin in there, get him some at-bats, get him some playing time, but it's also good to give [Omar Quintanilla] a rest," Mets manager Terry Collins said, per "He's played every inning but one since he's been here, and I think he could certainly use a rest."

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