Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com is reporting that the Orioles have acquired Omar Quintanilla from the Mets for future considerations.
“Quintanilla had been designated for assignment to clear a roster spot for the activation of Jason Bay from the disabled list,” Rubin writes.
According to the report, the Mets were worried they would lose Quintanilla off waivers if they trailed to pass him through to send him to Triple-A Buffalo. In 80 plate appearances with the Mets this season, Quintanilla hit .257 with a homer, four RBI and eight walks.
He played shortstop in New York, but I’m guessing he could be used at second base in Baltimore.
UPDATE: The Orioles have confirmed the deal via Twitter. Quintanilla will join the Birds on Saturday.