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New York Yankees center fielder Melky Cabrera (28) makes a running catch on a fly ball off the bat of Baltimore Orioles catcher Guillermo Quiroz to end the fifth inning with two runners on at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore on April 20, 2008. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)
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Guillermo Antonio Quiroz (born November 29, 1981 in Maracaibo, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball catcher for the Seattle Mariners.

Quiroz was signed by the Toronto Blue Jays as a non-drafted free agent in 1998, before his 17th birthday, with a lucrative $1.5 million signing bonus. He progressed through Toronto's system as the team's number-one catching prospect. In addition, Baseball America rated him as the Blue Jays' third best prospect in their 2004 pre-season rankings, and the 35th best prospect in all of baseball.

Defensively, Quiroz has good skills. In 2003 he threw out 45% of base stealers, and was the starting catcher for the World Team in the 2003 All-Star Futures Game.

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