Omar Quintanilla

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Age: 31 (born October 24, 1981)
Position: Shortstop
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Number: 6, 3
Acquired: Free Agent
Contract: Major League minimum

Omar Quintanilla was an infielder for the Mets from 2012 to 2014. He collected 94 hits in 139 games with the team. Quintanilla (the first Mets player ever with surname to begin with the letter Q) had 43 runs scored as a Met.

Quintanilla had played with the Rockies and Rangers for five seasons before coming to New York. In '12, he made his team debut with two doubles, a single and a pair of runs scored in a 6-3 Mets victory over the Phillies at Citi Field on May 29. Omar hit a two-run single in the Mets' 9-1 win at Tampa Bay on June 13. He also singled and scored a run in a 6-4 Mets triumph over the Yankees on June 22 at Citi Field.

After finishing the '12 season with the Orioles, Quintanilla returned to the Mets in 2013. At Atlanta on June 18, he had a two-run single in a 6-1 Mets win over the Braves in the second game of a doubleheader. Omar singled twice and scored a run in a 4-3 Mets victory over the Phillies at Philadelphia on June 21. He had a single, a double and a run scored in a 5-1 Mets win over the Nationals on June 29 at Citi Field. Quintanilla drove in three runs with a pair of singles in a 9-1 Mets victory over the Diamondbacks on July 2 at Citi Field. He walked and scored the winning run in the 11th inning in the Mets' 4-2 triumph over the Royals at Citi Field on August 2. Omar hit a run-scoring single that put the Mets ahead to stay in a 5-0 win over the Rockies on August 7 at Citi Field. He had a single, a double and two RBIs in an 11-3 Mets rout of the Nationals at Washington on August 31.

In 2014, Quintanilla had three singles and two RBIs in a 7-6 Mets win over the Angels in 13 innings at Anaheim on April 12. He hit a game-tying single in the ninth inning and scored the winning run in a 4-3 Mets victory over the Marlins on April 25 at Citi Field. On May 8, he was designated for assignment.