KANSAS CITY, MO - MAY 18: Humberto Quintero #33 of the Kansas City Royals hits a two-run double during a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning at Kauffman Stadium May 18, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
#Brewers sign catcher Humberto Quintero to minor league deal, source says.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 28, 2012
While this isn't much more than a minor move in the present, the transaction will re-establish catching depth for the Brewers, who are close to trading catcher George Kottaras to the Oakland Athletics. Quintero will likely be assigned to Class Triple-A Nashville and virtually be the team's third catcher down there.
Acquired by the Kansas City Royals in the off-season, the 32-year-old Quintero hit .232/.257/.341 in 144 plate appearances over 43 games before being designated for assignment and ultimately released by the team in early July. He did make a stop with the Miami Marlins' minor league team, but cut ties with the team after just 5 games with their Triple-A club.