Source: Omar Quintanilla traded to Orioles for future considerations.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) July 20, 2012
The Mets designated Quintanilla for assignment earlier this week to make room on their roster for outfielder Jason Bay, who was activated from the disabled list.
The 30-year-old appeared in 29 games for the Mets this season, hitting at a clip of .257/.350/.371 with five doubles, one home run and four RBIs over 70 at-bats. During his time in New York, Quintanilla manned second base and shortstop.
The Orioles developed a need for additional middle-infield depth recently with injuries to second baseman Brian Roberts and utility infielder Robert Andino.