Minor Moves: Quintero, Gathright, Threets

Here are the day's minor moves…

  • The Marlins have signed Humberto Quintero to a minor league deal according to the CBSSports.com transactions page. The Royals released the 32-year-old backstop earlier this month after he hit .232/.257/.341 in 144 plate appearances.
  • The Reds have released Joey Gathright according to the International League transactions page. The 31-year-old speedster hit .299/.346/.347 in 161 plate appearances for their Triple-A affiliate after signing out of an independent league back in May.
  • The Athletics have released Erick Threets at his request, reports Casey Pratt of CSNBayArea.com (Twitter links). The hard-throwing 30-year-old southpaw pitched to a 1.84 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 3.9 BB/9 in 44 innings for Oakland's Triple-A affiliate this season.

11 Responses to Minor Moves: Quintero, Gathright, Threets Leave a Reply

  1. BradyAndersonsSideburns 3 years ago

    I think Gathright is trying to break some kind of record for most AAA teams played for

  2. JamesOrLurch 3 years ago

    What is the over/under on the Cards signing Threets to a minor league contract?

  3. Devern Hansack 3 years ago

    I’m not sure why Gathright has bounced around so often. I feel like most teams could use a speedy backup outfielder who can pinch run, steal bases, and play good defense in left and center.

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

       Thought that for sometime also. Guess now we see how come Pods has had such a hard time finding a job after he lost the ability to be more of a slap hitter and Pierre has bounced around so much, though Pierre’s defense was never that good.

      He was/is another herb Washington/Matty Alexander, just came about a few decades too late as to how clubs see his type of player.

      Pittsburgh had Omar Moreno for over a decade in CF and he couldn’t hit his weight (literally) but he could steal bases and play defense.

    • BradyAndersonsSideburns 3 years ago

       Agreed, I’m sure he could at least perform just as well as Endy Chavez has for the O’s, probably more so

    • blagblag4488 3 years ago

      That was supposed to be his role with the Cubs a few years ago.  In his first two appearances as a pinch runner, he was picked off and caught stealing.  After not too many innings in the outfield, he made an error and overthrew the cutoff man.  It was a small sample size, but it would have been hard for more to contribute more negatively to the team.

  4. Alex Snow 3 years ago

    OBP of .346 and he gets released? Odd.

    • LazerTown 3 years ago

      31 years old in AAA and has an ops below .700
      They best giving the playing time to a prospect.

  5. $28892250 3 years ago

    A speed 1st guy hits .300 in AAA with a .350 OBP and gets the boot? What more does he have to prove to get a cup of coffee? Weird..

    • Dude’s had over 1,300 plate appearances in the Major Leagues.  He’s had more than enough “coffee”.  By the looks of his stats, he should be asking for a few cups of milk instead.

      • $28892250 3 years ago

        I’m well aware of his ML track record. Suppse I should have phrased it differently.

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