The Royals announced that they have designated Humberto Quintero for assignment. In a related move, the team is set to recall outfielder Jason Bourgeois from Triple-A Omaha.
Kansas City acquired the catcher from Houston in March along with Bourgeois for left-hander Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later. The trade was completed just over two weeks ago when the PTBNL turned out to be minor league outfielder D'Andre Toney.
Quintero, 32, hit .232/.257/.341 in 144 plate appearances for the Royals this season.
Doesn’t seem like a bad backup catcher judging by his stats and track record.
If you had seen him play nearly every day this year, you’d think differently.
Pena for now, and next year Manny Pina as backup to Sal is the best choice for KC.
astros won this one solely on salary dumpage, since chapman doesn’t look like he’s going to make it. too early to tell on toney, though.
Chapman is going to the TL All Star Game.
Really? Good ERA, but that’s a pretty scary WHIP.
Most of that is attributed to wildness. If he gets that ironed out he could be great. That is a big if though.
Good move. Man is an offensive liability.
Chapman has closer skills. Wildness is the only thing holding him back but he is still young and could still get his mechanics straightened out.
Quintero is a good backup catcher. He calls a decent game, has fair defensive skills and a decent arm, and seems to hit a lot of doubles. I don’t why I think that about the doubles, but I watch most KC games and it seems like the guy hits a double about every other game he plays in. Pretty decent at making contact, too, which is good because his walk rate is positively sub-Francoeurian. Just keep him out when you’re playing a lefty, and he’s at least an average MLB catcher.
You have no idea how big of a hole Quintero was in the lineup, until Perez got back–now you see. I think “Quintero” is spanish for “Swing at everything”
Hopefully the next Royal to be sent down is J. Sanchez.