Omar Quintanilla has been traded to the Baltimore Orioles for future considerations, a major league source told ESPNNewYork.com.
Quintanilla had been designated for assignment to clear a roster spot for the activation of Jason Bay from the disabled list.
Mets officials had been concerned they would lose Quintanilla off waivers if they tried to pass him through to send him to Triple-A Buffalo, so they DFA'd him to buy time and now have dealt him to Baltimore.
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#orioles say they acquired Quintanilla for "cash considerations."
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Buck, on MASN, referred to Quintanilla as plus defender. Impressed #orioles during their series at Citi Field.