Rey Quiñones

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Not to be confused with Ray Quiñones.
Rey Quiñones
Shortstop
Born: (1963-11-11) November 11, 1963 (age 51)
Río Piedras, Puerto Rico
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 17, 1986 for the Boston Red Sox
Last MLB appearance
July 21, 1989 for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Career statistics
Batting average .243
Home runs 29
Runs batted in 159
Teams

Rey Francisco Quiñones (born November 11, 1963 in Río Piedras) is a Puerto Rican baseball infielder who had a short career in Major League Baseball, primarily as a shortstop.

He played for the Boston Red Sox, the Seattle Mariners, and the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1986 to 1989.

Boston traded him (along with Mike Brown and Mike Trujillo) to the Mariners for Spike Owen and Dave Henderson.

The Mariners traded him to the Pirates (along with Bill Wilkinson) in exchange for Mike Dunne, Mike Walker, and Mark Merchant. The Pirates released him after a few months.

He had an outstanding arm, but lacked consistency. He was the subject of controversy when he left the Mariners without permission to attend the funeral of a relative in Puerto Rico.[1] Quiñones also once missed a game because he was busy playing Nintendo in the clubhouse.[2]

Quinones received a World Series ring from the 1996 New York Yankees, after holding an administrative position with the team. The ring was later sold at auction. [3]

He played 451 games and hit for a .245 average, with 29 home runs and 159 RBIs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Formo, Tony and Christopher D. Renino. Baseball Library "The Ballplayers - Rey Quinones". [1] Accessed March 25, 2010
  2. ^ Holloman, Ray. ESPN.com "All-Bizarre Injury team" [2] Accessed March 25, 2010
  3. ^ Bartsch, Tom. Sports Collectors Digest "1996 N.Y. Yankees Ring Tips Scales at $15,600" [3]

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