Omar Quintanilla, a light-hitting utility infielder for the Rockies from 2005-09, received a 50-game suspension after testing positive for Methylhexaneamine, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the minor league drug prevention and treatment program.
The 28-year-old Quintanilla batted .252/.316/.353 in 119 at-bats for Triple-A Colorado Springs this season, missing most of the year to various injuries. The Rockies removed Quintanilla from the 40-man roster last October, following a 2009 season in which he batted .172/.273/.207 in 58 at-bats as he filled in at second base, shortstop and third base.
The Athletics made Quintanilla the 33rd overall pick in the 2003 draft out of Texas. Oakland traded him (along with Eric Byrnes) to Colorado in July ’05, netting Joe Kennedy and Jay Witasik.
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