Dan Duquette talked for a few minutes about his trade today to acquire middle infielder Omar Quintanilla for cash. Quintanilla is expected to man second base at least until
returns from injury.
Duquette on Quintanilla: “We like his defense and his ability to play second base, and he also can play good at short and third. And when playing a lot with the
Quintanilla has a .217 lifetime average with a .278 lifetime on-base percentage in parts of seven seasons. But he was hitting .257 with a .350 on-base percentage with the Mets in 29 games this season.
"I know he can get on base and make the plays defensively," Duquette said. "I think he can do both those things to help us."
Here’s Duquette on losing
The Orioles are not necessarily done making moves as the trade deadline approaches. But, of course, another move is not guaranteed.
Duquette on searching for a starting pitcher: "You take a look around at the pitchers [available] in the industry and we have some pitchers with the same capabilities as those pitchers within our organization. My hope is we can get the good performances from the players we have."