The Phillies have designated 33-year old righty swinging catcher Humberto Quintero for assignment. Quintero has played in 16 games for the Phillies so far this year and he is 16 for 64 (.250 avg, .700 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 2 homers and 9 RBIs. He has now played in 446 games in his first 11 years in the majors and he is 300 of 1,277 (.235 avg, .595 OPS) with 90 runs scored, 18 homers, 122 RBIs and 1 stolen base. The Phillies hope that Quintero clears waivers and accepts an outright assignment to AAA, as they probably would like to keep him around as both Carlos Ruiz and Erik Kratz have missed time due to injury so far this year.
UPDATE: (7/26/2013) – Humberto Quintero has cleared waivers, but he has elected to become a free agent. He shouldn’t have much of a problem finding a new job.