Angels release veteran utility man Quinlan

Angels release veteran utility man Quinlan

ANAHEIM -- Robb Quinlan, the 33-year-old utility man who played for parts of eight seasons with the Angels, was released on Tuesday.

Quinlan played 23 games and went 4-for-33 for the Halos in 2010. He spent most of the season as a role player in Triple-A Salt Lake, where he hit .258 in 34 games.

Quinlan has never played for another Major League organization. The Angels drafted him in the 10th round in 1999 out of the University of Minnesota, where he was Big Ten Conference Player of the Year.

The Angels signed Quinlan, who was a free agent for the first time this past offseason, to a one-year Minor League deal in February. His best season was in 2006, when he hit .321 with nine home runs and 32 RBIs in 234 at-bats, all career highs.