Red Sox roster filler at Pawtucket

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Mar 12, 2015; Bradenton, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox catcher

Humberto Quintero

(40) returns to the plate during a spring training baseball game at McKechnie Field. The Boston Red Sox beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Twelve years in the majors is a pile of service time and now the 35-year-old Humberto Quintero is with Pawtucket. Quintero also received a nice bonus to accept his Triple-A assignment and, no doubt, like most filler’s will be watching the transaction wire for potential available openings for a back-up catcher.

An MLB slash line of .234/.267/.327 in 471 games with five teams and a career CS% of thirty-three shows that Quintero had the skill set to provide that back-up duty. Quintero started hot at Pawtucket, but has tailed off recently, but does have three home runs and 12 RBI.

The season is long and injuries happen – ask Ryan Hanigan – and Quintero does have a decent MLB resume. You may see him surface in the majors this season.