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.


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11 Comments on "Minor Moves: Quintero, Gathright, Threets"


BradyAndersonsSideburns
3 years 13 days ago

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

JamesOrLurch
3 years 13 days ago

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

Devern Hansack
3 years 13 days 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 13 days 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 12 days 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 12 days 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.

Alex Snow
3 years 13 days ago

OBP of .346 and he gets released? Odd.

LazerTown
3 years 12 days ago

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

$28892250
3 years 12 days 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..

3 years 12 days ago

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 11 days ago

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