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Humberto Quintero | Catcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/2/1979
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays signed C Humberto Quintero to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training.
Quintero spent 2015 playing at Triple-A Pawtucket in the Red Sox minor league system. He hit .257/.284/.354 with seven homers and 33 RBI across 288 at-bats. The 36-year-old catcher last saw major league action with the Mariners in 2014, though even that was just a three-game cup of coffee. Fri, Nov 20, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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Red Sox reassigned C Humberto Quintero to minor league camp.

Sandy Leon will open the 2015 season as the backup to Red Sox starting catcher Ryan Hanigan. Christian Vazquez underwent Tommy John elbow surgery on Thursday.
Thu, Apr 2, 2015 04:00:00 PM

Humberto Quintero will not be opting out of his minor league contract with the Red Sox.

Manager John Farrell told Quintero that the team still had not settled on a second catcher. Quintero's struggled this spring, hitting only .188/.278/.250 in 16 at-bats, but he's apparently holding out hope that he could still make the big club. Ryan Hanigan is the team's projected starter, with Sandy Leon and Quintero acting as potential back-ups. Prospect Blake Swihart lurks in the background.
Tue, Mar 31, 2015 09:06:00 AM

Red Sox signed C Humberto Quintero to a minor league contract.

The 35-year-old will provide additional depth behind Christian Vazquez, Ryan Hanigan and Blake Swihart for the Red Sox. Quintaro slashed .290/.311/.425 with four homers and 27 RBI over 74 games at Triple-A Tacoma in 2014.
Sat, Jan 24, 2015 02:58:00 PM

Mariners purchased the contract of C Humberto Quintero from Triple-A Tacoma.

Quintero will serve as emergency depth at catcher for the M's down the stretch. He signed a minor league contract with Seattle in late March and hit .290/.311/.425 in 73 games this season at the Triple-A level.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 01:39:00 PM

Mariners signed C Humberto Quintero to a minor league contract.

Quintero was given his release by the Mariners on Tuesday after he was informed that he wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster, but the two sides have reached a new agreement. The 34-year-old will serve as depth in Triple-A.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 11:52:00 AM

Mariners released C Humberto Quintero.

The M's will use John Buck as the primary backup to starting catcher Mike Zunino. Quintero posted a weak .625 OPS in 14 games this spring in the Cactus League, but it's usually not difficult for catchers to find work.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 04:25:00 PM

Mariners re-signed C Humberto Quintero to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Quintero will have a real shot at claiming the backup job behind starting catcher Mike Zunino this spring in Mariners camp. The 34-year-old veteran is a .234/.267/.327 career hitter at the major league level, but he plays good defense and is familiar to the Seattle pitchers. Jesus Sucre will be his primary competition.
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 02:41:00 PM

Humberto Quintero had a two-run homer and an RBI groundout Wednesday in the Mariners' come-from-behind 9-7 win over the Blue Jays.

Quintero is 8-for-21 with two homers since landing with the Mariners after Mike Zunino got hurt. He's now tied his career high with four homers in 85 at-bats this season. Quintero is the better bet than Henry Blanco in AL-only leagues with Zunino out, but, obviously, he's not anywhere near this good.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 07:35:00 PM

Mariners signed C Humberto Quintero.

Quintero just became a free agent after he was designated by the Phillies earlier this week. The 33-year-old is a .235 career hitter and will share playing time with Henry Blanco behind the plate while Mike Zunino (hand) is sidelined.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 06:24:00 PM

Humberto Quintero has elected free agency.

Quintero was designated for assignment earlier this week. He passed through waivers unclaimed but has decided to test the free agent waters. He might have to settle for a minor league deal.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 03:54:00 PM

Phillies designated C Humberto Quintero for assignment.

Quintero was batting .250/.294/.406 in 24 games with Philadelphia. He may draw some interest on waivers.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 04:27:00 PM

Humberto Quintero launched a solo home run Sunday in the Phillies' loss to the Brewers.

Quintero's eighth-inning shot spoiled what might have been a shutout attempt for Brewers starter Kyle Lohse. Quintero is expected to start behind the plate for the Phillies over the next few weeks while Carlos Ruiz (hamstring) and Erik Kratz (knee) recover from their respective injuries. Steven Lerud is the backup.
Sun, Jun 9, 2013 04:40:00 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of C Humberto Quintero from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Quintero will provide depth behind the plate for Philadelphia while Carlos Ruiz recovers from his right hamstring strain. Erik Kratz will get most of the starts.
Mon, May 20, 2013 03:58:00 PM

Phillies sent C Humberto Quintero outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Quintero was designated for assignment earlier this week but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. He'll represent depth behind Carlos Ruiz and Erik Kratz.
Fri, May 3, 2013 02:00:00 PM

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