Astros Avoid Arbitration With Humberto Quintero

The Astros avoided arbitration with catcher Humberto Quintero, according to a team press release.  Eligible for arbitration for the third time, Quintero will earn $1MM in 2011.  He gets a $250K raise after hitting .234/.262/.317 in 276 plate appearances and catching 653 2/3 innings.

The Astros have seven remaining arbitration eligible players: Nelson Figueroa, Hunter Pence, Michael Bourn, Matt Lindstrom, Jeff Keppinger, Wandy Rodriguez, and Clint Barmes.  I expect they'll all be tendered contracts on Thursday.  Among the seven, Rodriguez is an extension candidate according to GM Ed Wade.


3 Responses to Astros Avoid Arbitration With Humberto Quintero Leave a Reply

  1. Sportscenter 5 years ago

    Why? WHY do they keep bringing this punch and judy hitter back each year? He hits .250 in a GOOD year. This guy is the second coming of Mario Mendoza!!

    Please, Astros…just let the rookie catch everyday and, if you have to, mix in Quintero once a week at most.

    God, it sucks to be an Astros fan.

  2. Sportscenter 5 years ago

    Why? WHY even bring this punch and judy hitter back at all? he hits .250 in a good season. Good gosh, Quintero is the second coming of MArio Mendoza – ’nuff said.

    I’m so angry I had to type the same letter TWICE. :)

  3. catchers aren’t expected to hit 300/350/450. Theyre expected to do exactly what q does and thats throw guys out consistently, career 36% which is above average by my reckoning. Matches Mauers mark and he’s a multi-time (3?) GG and Molina is a freak, so we won’t compare him to that.

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