Humberto Quintero and Jason Bourgeois on Tuesday. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

Royals acquire Quintero and Bourgeois from Astros


With Salvador Perez and Manny Pina going down with injuries during spring training general manager Dayton Moore made a trade to bring in a catcher on Tuesday. Kansas City acquired catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder Jason Bourgeois for minor league pitcher Kevin Chapman plus a player to be named later.

 Quintero, 32, spent his time in Houston primarily served as a back-up, last season he appeared in 79 games hitting two homeruns and drove in 25. During his career which started with San Diego and the last seven with the Astros his numbers are in 379 games, 15 homers and 94 RBIs.

Bourgeois, 30, was drafted in 2000 by the Texas Rangers played with the White Sox in 2008, 2009 in Milwaukee before spending the last two with Houston. Last year he played in 93 games hitting .293 with six stolen bases. During his four year MLB career his numbers in 192 games played he has a batting average of .262, two homeruns and 22 RBIs. During his 12-year minor league career he’s swiped 256 bases.

Kansas City send minor league pitcher Chapman, 24, spent 2011 in Wilmington and Northwest Arkansas by the end of the season. The Royals drafted him in 2010 out of the University of Florida. KC moved Perez and Pina to the 60-day DL to get both new players on the 40-man roster.

What are your thoughts on this trade that was made today to pick up another catcher plus an outfielder?

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  • jim fetterolf

    Bourgeois has some serious splits, .328/.269/.409 against lefties in 200 PA, .205/.253/.251 against righties in 231 PAs. He’s fast, supposedly plays all three OF, plus some 3rd and 2B.
    Quintero looks like a Ned Yost catcher, supposedly good catch and throw, hits lefties nearly as poorly as righties, baseball reference doesn’t care for his defense. Kind of Matt Treanor without the walks.

  • michael.allen.engel

    Pretty much figured the Royals would land Quintero once it popped up that they were scouting him after the injuries. For what the Royals need, he’ll do, though I wouldn’t have minded seeing Cody Clark get a shot to split with Brayan Pena. I didn’t hear Dayton’s comments but my guess is that if they go and get a guy they want to play him most of the time, so Clark wouldn’t have been a full time option so much. Not sure Quintero’s that much better, but eh. About June, it may not matter as the Royals hopefully get Pina and Perez back.
    It was clear that they didn’t want Max Ramirez behind the plate (think he caught maybe four games all spring so far), so it’s not shocking that they went outside the organization. 
    My main issue is why did the Royals go after Bourgeois and why give up Chapman? Maybe Chapman wasn’t a big prospect but if you strike out 12+ per nine innings anywhere, that stands out to me. His walks were up there, but they weren’t any worse than Tim Collins. I’m not going to get up in arms over it though. I think I saw some folks acting like they’d traded Wil Myers and John Lamb for these two. Chapman’s absence won’t break the organization.