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Humberto Quintero

Humberto Quintero
MLB Player information
NameHumberto Quintero
MLB debutSeptember 3, 2003 for the San Diego Padres
Career statistics
Batting Average.239
Home Runs15
Runs Batted In94
*San Diego Padres (2003-2004) *Houston Astros (2005-present)

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Humberto Quintero [oom-BERR-to kin-TAIR-o] (born August 2, 1979 in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Houston Astros. Quintero was outrighted to the Round Rock Express in June 2007 after Eric Munson was promoted to the Houston Astros. Previously, Quintero played with the San Diego Padres (2003 04). He bats and throws right-handed.

One of eight San Diego catchers behind the plate in 2003-04, Baseball America ranked Quintero number 19 in the Padres farm system. He made two trips to the Padres in 2004, starting 19 games. He went 9-for-18 in his first five games after his first recall from Triple-A Portland Beavers, on June 21.

He was considered the incumbent starting catcher for the 2009 season due to his experience over J.R. Towles and Lou Palmisano but was used as a backup catcher after the team came to terms with Ivan Rodriguez on March 16, 2009.

In the 2010 season, Quintero was moved into the starting role behind the plate and was backed up by Kevin Cash.

On May 28, 2011, Quintero was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a high right ankle sprain. Robinson Cancel was called up to take his spot followed by Carlos Corporan just a few days later.

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