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Guillermo Quiroz | Catcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/29/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 232
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Giants reassigned C Guillermo Quiroz, RHP Jake Dunning, RHP Jake Cordier and INF/OF Mark Minicozzi to minor league camp.
The 32-year-old backstop will serve as organizational depth at the Triple-A level and will return should the Giants suffer an injury behind the plate. Minicozzi opened some eyes with a couple of homers this spring, and could get a look at some point during the 2014 season. Mar 21 - 9:10 PM

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Giants re-signed C Guillermo Quiroz to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Quiroz batted only .186/.237/.302 in 95 plate appearances with the Giants this past season, but they like him as a third catcher for his receiving skills. He'll begin the year at Triple-A.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 05:24:00 PM

Giants sent C Guillermo Quiroz outright to Triple-A Fresno.

Quiroz passed through waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 31-year-old is batting just .186/.237/.302 in 95 plate appearances with the Giants this season.
Tue, Aug 13, 2013 02:59:00 PM

Giants designated C Guillermo Quiroz for assignment.

Quiroz was batting just .186/.237/.302 in 95 plate appearances this season for San Francisco. The 31-year-old will likely pass through waivers unclaimed.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 01:11:00 PM

Guillermo Quiroz hit a walkoff homer in the bottom of the 10th as the Giants beat the Dodgers 10-9 on Saturday.

Quiroz was the Giants' last man on the bench and was pinch-hitting for the pitcher in the 10th. The homer was the third of his major league career, with the previous two both coming in 2008. With a pair of one-run wins to open the series against the Dodgers, the Giants are now 18-12 this season.
Sun, May 5, 2013 01:39:00 AM

Giants purchased the contract of C Guillermo Quiroz from Triple-A Fresno.

Hector Sanchez is recovering from a shoulder injury, so Quiroz will provide added depth at catcher. He's likely to be sent back to the minors before the end of April.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 08:33:00 PM

Giants signed C Guillermo Quiroz to a minor league contract.

He'll likely receive an invitation to spring training but won't be making the Opening Day roster. Quiroz has batted just .206/.265/.272 over parts of eight big league seasons.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 03:00:00 PM

Guillermo Quiroz has elected free agency.

Quiroz was outrighted off the Red Sox' 40-man roster earlier this month and has decided to look for a job elsewhere. He's batted just .206/.265/.272 over parts of eight big league seasons.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 01:14:00 PM

Red Sox designated C Guillermo Quiroz for assignment.

He was cleared as the Red Sox made room for Rubby De La Rosa and Jerry Sands on the 40-man roster. Quiroz was with the big club in September, but only appeared in two games. He has a .206/.265/.272 batting line over in 282 plate appearances in the majors.
Thu, Oct 4, 2012 05:19:00 PM

Red Sox recalled C Guillermo Quiroz from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Quiroz will function as an emergency catcher for the Red Sox over the final two weeks of the regular season.
Thu, Sep 20, 2012 03:50:00 AM

Red Sox acquired C Guillermo Quiroz from the Red Sox for cash considerations.

Quiroz batted .278/.362/.483 with 15 home runs and 52 RBI in 89 games this season for the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 05:59:00 PM

Mariners signed C Guillermo Quiroz to a minor league contract.

He'll also get an invite to spring training. Quiroz, 30, has had two previous stints in the Mariners' organization and even appeared in seven games at the major league level. He batted .240/.296/.388 with five home runs, 44 RBI and a .684 OPS over 274 plate appearances this season with Triple-A Tucson in the Padres' organization. Look for him to serve as catching depth in the minors.
Fri, Dec 9, 2011 09:43:00 PM

Padres signed C Guillermo Quiroz to a minor league contract.

Quiroz elected to become a free agent in November after the Mariners sent him outright to Triple-A Tacoma. The 29-year-old appeared in only two big league games last year and won't play a major role in San Diego.
Wed, Jan 5, 2011 08:47:00 PM

Guillermo Quiroz has elected to become a free agent.

Quiroz chose free agency after being outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday. The 28-year-old backstop appeared in two games with the Mariners this season, but spent most of the year between Double and Triple-A.
Wed, Nov 3, 2010 04:25:00 PM

Mariners purchased the contract of C Guillermo Quiroz from Triple-A Tacoma.

Quiroz, 28, was 4-for-14 (.286) in four games with the Mariners earlier this season. He'll be the third catcher the rest of the way.
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 05:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
3Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3Matt Duffy
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Michael Morse
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Tim Hudson
3Ryan Vogelsong
4Jake Peavy
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Jeremy Affeldt
3Sergio Romo
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7George Kontos
8Tim Lincecum