Contact Us

El Pasoan Omar Quintanilla Back in the Majors

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets
Omar Quintanilla #6 is back in the Majors with the New York Mets. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Omar Quintanilla had a crazy day. He was called up to the Mets from Buffalo and arrived at Citi Field just prior to their game against the Phillies. The El Paso native was in New York’s starting lineup playing shortstop and wearing his familar #6. What the Mets did not expect from their 5th different shortstop this season was a three hit performance, including two doubles. Quintanilla helped the Mets defeat the Phillies 6-3.

The Mets hope Quintanilla can stabilize a postion that has been decimated by injuries. Ruben Tejada, Ronny Cedeno, Jusstin Turner, Jordany Valdespin and David Wright have all taken turns at short, but injuries forced the Mets to give Quintanilla a shot . The former Socorro star has never been known for his bat (career .217 hitter), but the thruth is he’s played sparingly in six Major League seasons. If Quintanilla can continue to hit, there is no reason why he cannot find a permanent place in the Mets lineup.

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for CLUBHOUSE quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive CLUBHOUSE contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.