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Murders force Quintero to switch hotels

Murders force Quintero to switch hotels

Murders force Quintero to switch hotels
PITTSBURGH -- Astros catcher Humberto Quintero, who is on a Minor League rehab stint with Triple-A Oklahoma City, was forced to switch hotels on Sunday after a police officer was shot and killed and a second person also killed in a shooting at the Doubletree in downtown Memphis, Tenn., where he was staying.

The RedHawks had just wrapped up a series against Memphis on Sunday and were taking a bus back home to Oklahoma City, but Quintero was going to spend an extra night and fly back to join the team on Monday morning.

"After the game, I came back to the hotel and went across the street -- and they said two people died and three were shot, and they didn't let me in my room," Quintero told MLB.com via telephone. "I found another room a couple of minutes from there, and when I went this morning [to the Doubletree] to pick up my luggage, my room was open and someone had gone through my luggage and my computer. They didn't take anything."

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Quintero suspects it was police investigators who went through his belongings as part of the investigation.

As far as his rehab stint is concerned, Quintero has gone 2-for-6 in two of his eight scheduled rehab-stint games.

"I feel like I'm almost ready to go," said Quintero, who's been on the disabled list since May 28 with a high ankle sprain.

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