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Quintanilla makes first start in Orioles' lineup

CLEVELAND -- Omar Quintanilla made his first start with his new team Monday.

The Orioles traded for Quintanilla on Friday, and he came in as a defensive sub Saturday and Sunday.

Quintanilla will start in place of J.J. Hardy at shortstop. Manager Buck Showalter also gave Mark Reynolds a day off, moving Chris Davis to first base and allowing Endy Chavez to make a start in left field.

"I wanted to give J.J. and Mark a day," Showalter said. "I wanted to give Chavey and Q a start before we got out [of Cleveland]."

Quintanilla figures to be an option for the Orioles not only at shortstop, but also at second base. All-Star Brian Roberts is on the disabled list, and Ryan Flaherty will make his fourth straight start at second Monday.

"Having Q here gives us that opportunity," Showalter said of his lineup options. "He's probably had the most Major League time at shortstop, other than J.J."

CLEVELAND -- Omar Quintanilla made his first start with his new team Monday.

The Orioles traded for Quintanilla on Friday, and he came in as a defensive sub Saturday and Sunday.

Quintanilla will start in place of J.J. Hardy at shortstop. Manager Buck Showalter also gave Mark Reynolds a day off, moving Chris Davis to first base and allowing Endy Chavez to make a start in left field.

"I wanted to give J.J. and Mark a day," Showalter said. "I wanted to give Chavey and Q a start before we got out [of Cleveland]."

Quintanilla figures to be an option for the Orioles not only at shortstop, but also at second base. All-Star Brian Roberts is on the disabled list, and Ryan Flaherty will make his fourth straight start at second Monday.

"Having Q here gives us that opportunity," Showalter said of his lineup options. "He's probably had the most Major League time at shortstop, other than J.J."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.