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Jose Quintana | Starting Pitcher | #62

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/24/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Jim Bowden of and MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM reports that the White Sox "continue to work hard" on a possible Jose Quintana trade.
This essentially backs up what was reported by Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports on Tuesday. According to Bowden, the Astros and Braves appear to be the top contenders and a trade could happen before Opening Day. In fact, Bowden floats top prospects Frances Martes and Kyle Tucker as part of a return package from Houston. Of course, the White Sox can afford to hold out for a bit until they see an offer to their liking, but clearly Quintana is going to be traded sooner or later as the club moves ahead with their rebuilding effort. Mar 22 - 2:00 PM

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Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Braves are one multiple teams showing "continued interest" in Jose Quintana.

Passan adds that the Astros and Pirates have also touched base with the White Sox this spring regarding Quintana. The White Sox are willing to deal Quintana at any time, according to Passan, but they are content to wait for the right package given that the lefty is easily the best starter available for trade right now. Quintana is almost surely going to be dealt at some point between now and the trade deadline.
Source: Yahoo Sports
Mar 21 - 10:05 PM

Jose Quintana delivered an outstanding performance on Friday limiting the United States to just one hit in 5 2/3 innings of action in the World Baseball Classic.

Quintana's final batter, Brandon Crawford, broke up his no-hit bit with two outs in the sixth inning. He also came around to score, charging the left-hander with a run that he certainly didn't deserve. Quintana struck out four and walked one in the impressive outing.
Mar 10 - 9:34 PM

Jose Quintana gave up one run in two innings Sunday in his Cactus League debut against the Rockies.

Quintana hit the first batter he faced and gave up a second-inning solo home run to Pat Valaika, but it was an otherwise steady spring debut for the stud left-hander. He struck out two and walked none. Quintana is projected to start on Opening Day for the rapidly-rebuilding White Sox.
Feb 26 - 4:00 PM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Astros could make a renewed push for White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana after gaining two top draft picks from the Cardinals.

Houston was awarded $2 million plus the 56th and 75th overall picks in this year's draft as compensation for the Cardinals' hacking scandal. The Astros have already engaged the White Sox in trade talks for Quintana, but balked when Chicago asked for Francis Martes, Joe Musgrave and Kyle Tucker in a return package. With the two extra picks, the Astros may be more willing to part with those players if it will land them Quintana. The Rangers have also been linked to Quintana, though the two sides haven't had any serious discussions since the trade deadline.
Source: USA Today
Feb 3 - 10:09 AM

Updating an earlier item, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports the Rangers are not making "a renewed push" for White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.

Grant notes that the White Sox and Rangers did discuss Quintana at last year's trade deadline, though the talks never got very far. The White Sox reportedly asked for Nomar Mazara and Rougned Odor while the Rangers countered by offering Joey Gallo and Jurickson Profar. That was obviously a deal breaker for the White Sox. Grant suspects Chicago may have leaked the report to re-engage the Astros, who are known to be interested in Quintana. The Rangers could circle back to Quintana at some point, but right now there's nothing happening.
Feb 1 - 6:15 PM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Rangers "suddenly have increased their pursuit" for White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.

It's unclear if anything is close. We've mostly heard about the Astros, Yankees and Pirates recently, but the Rangers have had interest dating back to the trade deadline last year. The Rangers' farm system isn't as strong as it has been in the past and the White Sox are going to want a major haul for Quintana. The southpaw is owed $14.35 million over the next two seasons, with a pair of $10.5 million club options for 2019 and 2020.
Feb 1 - 3:50 PM

Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports that "several teams" have upped their trade offers for Jose Quintana in the last week.

This has the feel of a White Sox leak that they hope results in actual improved offers from clubs. Regardless, the situation with Quintana does figure to come to a head soon with spring training not too far away. The Astros, Yankees and Pirates have been the three teams most often connected to Quintana, but Levine notes that there are others interested. For what it's worth, Levine says the "smart money" is on the left-hander being traded prior to spring training.
Source: CBS Chicago
Jan 15 - 3:38 PM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Astros continue to talk to the White Sox and remain one of the "most serious suitors" for Jose Quintana.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported on Wednesday that the Astros were among the teams still talking to the White Sox about the left-hander. The 27-year-old owns a career 3.41 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.4 K/9 and would slot in with Dallas Keuchel at the top of the Astros' starting rotation.
Jan 7 - 10:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Pirates and Astros remain in talks with the White Sox regarding a potential Jose Quintana trade.

The Yankees are also reportedly interested in Quintana, though Rosenthal relays that they appear to be a "longshot" at this point due to the White Sox asking price for the 27-year-old southpaw. Should nothing materialize to their liking in the near future, the Sox could hold off on moving Quintana until closer to the summer trade deadline.
Jan 4 - 5:44 PM

Bryan Hoch of writes that the Yankees continue to have dialogue with the White Sox about left-hander Jose Quintana.

The Yankees haven't been willing to meet the understandable high asking price for Quintana thus far, but Hoch notes that pitching is the priority as the club prepares for spring training. "I think we'll stay engaged in the marketplace, and over time, if we do match up favorably with anybody where we can get what we want and they get what they want, then yes, we'll try to pull something down," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said on MLB Network. In addition to discussing Quintana, Hoch notes that the Yankees have shown at least some level of interest in free agent right-hander Jason Hammel. As of now, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, and CC Sabathia are the only pitchers who will go into spring training assured of rotation spots with New York.
Jan 4 - 3:39 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates are still trying to acquire Jose Quintana from the White Sox.

Pittsburgh just re-upped with free agent starter Ivan Nova on a three-year, $26 million deal, but that does not mean the club's Opening Day rotation is set for 2017. In fact, that Nova deal could make it easier for the Bucs to part with one of their young starting pitching prospects -- like Tyler Glasnow -- in a blockbuster trade that would bring in Quintana. And who wouldn't want Quintana? The left-hander registered a 3.20 ERA in 206 innings last season for the White Sox and is under contractual control through 2020 at some very team-friendly rates. He has reached the 200-inning plateau four years in a row with Chicago.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 10:30:00 AM

According to Jerry Crasnick of, the Rangers have inquired on White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.

Crasnick notes that the two clubs discussed Quintana before the August 1 trade deadline and that the White Sox wanted Jurickson Profar and "a lot more." It's unclear what the ask was beyond that, but Crasnick writes that it was too much for them then and that they likely aren't a serious suitor unless the price drops. Given Quintana's consistency and team-friendly contract, the White Sox probably won't have to settle.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 02:55:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Pirates have "worked hard" to make a trade for White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana.

Nothing appears imminent, but Olney writes that Quintana is perfect for the club's budget. The southpaw is owed $14.35 million over the next two seasons, with a pair of $10.5 million club options for 2019 and 2020. While the contract is a bargain, it only enhances his trade value. The Pirates certainly have some interesting pieces, but it's unclear how far they'd be willing to go. Quintana, who turns 28 in January, posted a career-best 3.20 ERA over 32 starts this past season.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 08:38:00 AM

Jack Curry of YES Network reports that the chances of the Yankees trading for Jose Quintana are "slim."

Curry notes that the Yankees have checked in with the White Sox about Quintana, just as they would for any controllable starter that might be available. However, he notes that the asking price for Quintana is understandably high and the Yankees plan to keep their best prospects. Things can always change, of course, but it appears the Bombers will set their sights a little lower when looking for rotation help.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 04:56:00 PM

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