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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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Jose Quintana fell to 0-4 after giving up three runs over six innings Friday against the Indians.
Quintana surrendered the first run on a wild pitch in the third inning before Brandon Guyer took him deep for a two-run shot in the fourth inning. It was an improvement over his last outing, but nobody was beating Corey Kluber on this night. Quintana struck out six and walked three in the loss and owns a bloated 6.17 ERA through four starts. His track record speaks for itself, so we expect him to get in a groove soon. Apr 22 - 12:17 AM

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Jose Quintana continued his struggles by allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings and was charged with a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

All of the damage came in the first inning. He allowed two walks, three singles, two doubles and a triple in that one bad frame before settling down to toss a subsequent 4 2/3 scoreless innings. All told he gave up nine base hits and five walks while striking out five. He falls to 0-3 on the season with a 6.75 ERA in 17 1/3 innings. His trade value is taking a hit. He has a tough matchup with the Indians looming next on the schedule.
Apr 15 - 6:11 PM

Jose Quintana fell to 0-2 on Sunday after allowing two earned runs over 6 1/3 innings against the Twins.

Quintana didn't pitch horribly -- it was a much better outing than his Opening Day start against the Tigers -- but Twins right-hander Ervin Santana simply out-dueled him. Quintana walked one and gave up five hits, including a solo homer to Jorge Polanco in the top of the seventh. He struck out seven. A road start against this same Twins club is coming next for Quintana.
Apr 9 - 6:33 PM

Jose Quintana was lit up for six earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Tuesday in his Opening Day start against the Tigers.

This game was supposed to be played on Monday but it got postponed due to rain. That may have thrown Quintana out of his normal routine, but it didn't seem to affect Tigers starter Justin Verlander. Quintana surrendered home runs to JaCoby Jones, Nick Castellanos, and Ian Kinsler. He allowed zero homers in all of April last year. The left-hander will try to settle in next time out against the Twins as the rebuilding White Sox continue to dangle him in trade talks.
Apr 4 - 5:45 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Cardinals "have quietly showed interest" in White Sox starter Jose Quintana.

Heyman notes that the Astros and Pirates have been the perceived frontrunners for Quintana, but he calls their pursuits of the left-handed ace "passive" up to this point. In his report Heyman then labels the Cardinals a "sleeper team," with the "combination of young players and prospects to make it work." The asking price is undoubtedly sky-high for Quintana, who boasts a 3.35 ERA over the last four seasons and a team-friendly contract that runs through 2020. He is currently projected to serve as the Opening Day starter for the rebuilding White Sox.
Mar 30 - 10:53 AM

Jose Quintana has been named the White Sox' Opening Day starter.

That's assuming he's not traded before then. Quintana was the obvious choice to take the ball in the opener, of course, following the team's offseason trade of Chris Sale. The left-hander boasts a 3.35 ERA over the last four seasons and has made at least 32 starts each of those years.
Mar 24 - 1:35 PM

Jose Quintana shut out the Reds for seven innings as he led the White Sox to a 4-2 victory on Thursday.

He looked to be in mid-season form as he mowed down the Reds' batters. Quintana allowed just two hits and no walks while striking out three. This was only his second official start on the Cactus League circuit as he spent time pitching well for Team Colombia in the World Baseball Classic. He has a 1.00 ERA in nine spring innings. Trade rumors continue to swirl around Quintana and there seems to be a chance he could go north for the regular season in another uniform, but he'll be a valuable starter wherever he winds up.
Mar 23 - 7:23 PM

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

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

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2B1Tyler Saladino
2Yolmer Sanchez
3Leury Garcia
SS1Tim Anderson
3B1Todd Frazier
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Charlie Tilson
2Jacob May
RF1Avisail Garcia
DH1Cody Asche
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3Carlos Rodon
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Derek Holland
6Dylan Covey
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R1David Robertson
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6Dan Jennings
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8Tommy Kahnle
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