Phillies Outright Humberto Quintero To Triple-A

Humberto Quintero, who was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Sunday, has cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A, the team announced.

Quintero hit .313/.353/.438 in his 17 plate appearances with the Phils this year while serving as the backup to Erik Kratz. Quintero was designated for assignment when Carlos Ruiz, the team's primary catcher, completed serving a 25-game suspension for amphetamines.

Despite a career batting line of just .234/.267/.324, Quintero has appeared in the Majors in each season dating back to 2003. The 33-year-old Venezuela native controls the running game well, as he's caught 32 percent of base stealers as compared to the 27 percent league average in his time. The majority of his career has been spent with the Astros, though he's also appeared with the Padres and Royals.


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