Red Sox Acquire Guillermo Quiroz

The Red Sox acquired minor league catcher Guillermo Quiroz from Seattle for cash considerations, the Mariners announced. The 30-year-old has experience in seven MLB seasons, and last appeared in the Major Leagues as a member of the 2010 Mariners.

Quiroz posted a .278/.362/.483 batting line in 347 plate appearances at Triple-A Tacoma in 2012 after signing as a minor league free agent last December. He also hit 15 home runs and represented the Rainiers at this year's Pacific Coast League All-Star Game.


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13 Comments on "Red Sox Acquire Guillermo Quiroz"


APNDaveR
2 years 10 months ago

Insurance in case they decide to move Salty or Lavarnway in the offseason, I suppose.

Tko11
2 years 10 months ago

Why would they move Lavarnway for a 30 year old minor league player?

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start_wearing_purple
2 years 10 months ago

I think he meant if Lavarnway was moved for a different piece with Quiroz as back up next year. I just think they want another catcher to help Pawtucket in the playoffs.

APNDaveR
2 years 10 months ago

That could be the reason too — although it would be the first time I’ve ever seen this organization actually caring about the minor league playoffs…. It’s probably both, since the Sox are pretty thin at catcher in the higher minors. Christian Vazquez is their highest-level catching prospect right now, at AA. And he hasn’t adjusted to the jump from Salem to Portland well, so there’s no chance he’d get a promotion to Pawtucket for the playoffs. Quiroz is pretty unexciting — seems like he’s destined to be a career “quadruple A” type guy — but he’s certainly competent enough to play at AAA or serve as a limited backup in the majors.

johnsilver
2 years 10 months ago

The bedard deal comes up again.. The team gave away Federowicz, rather than stick him on the 40 man roster for 2 months of a useless pitcher in Eric bedard who is either:

A) Always hurt
–or–
B) Ineffective

Boston loses Fife, who is at least a decent relief possibility to LA. Chiang, who probably will be nothing and Federowicz who started the AAA AS game (Lavarnway also started for the IL) and Fed-X had another outstanding season for Albuquerque.

Yet another desperation move (bedard) that gave people away for nothing.

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start_wearing_purple
2 years 10 months ago

Fed-X was projected to be nothing more than back up catcher. In all likelihood his career will end up resembling Crash Davis. And hey, they should have a few crazy colorful prospects in LA to nickname one Nuke Laloosh.

johnsilver
2 years 10 months ago

It’s not like the 40 man roster doesn’t generally have 3-5 people on it every year who are either busts, or career MiLB veterans anyway.

I tell ya.. All the years.. That bedard deal galls me as much as the Larry Anderson for Bagwell, except Anderson actually had a chance to help. bedard was useless from the start..

Words cannot put how useless every aspect of that deal was.

saidin09
2 years 10 months ago

Probably going to be Strikeoutalamacchia that gets moved.

2 years 10 months ago

That is what the mysterious Seattle trip was about.

2 years 10 months ago

his contract was just purchased from the minors

notsureifsrs
2 years 10 months ago

see? already spending all that dough

OptimusSmoltz
2 years 10 months ago

Well, I guess he won’t be on their playoff roster.

ugotrpk3113
2 years 10 months ago

I heard he was the snitch. Sending text messages around the club house.

Oh wait. Wrong backup catcher.