The Mets officially announced they have re-signed shortstop Omar Quintanilla to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. The club had non-tendered Quintanilla earlier this offseason.
Quintanilla played the majority of games at shortstop after claiming the job from Ruben Tejada once he was injured, and then ended up staying the starting shortstop for the Mets after Tejada was demoted to Triple-A.
In 95 games for the Mets he batted .222/.306/.283 with two home runs and 21 RBI in 359 plate appearances. I’ve never seen a slugging percentage that low in quite some time. Wow…
Quintanilla will likely give Tejada some competition in camp with a chance to make the team as a backup over Wilfredo Tovar.