Jose Quijada is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Miami Marlins.
On September 9, 2013, the Miami Marlins made Quijada a member of their team after signing him as an international free agent.
In 2014, he made his debut in the majors with the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League Marlins, where he pitched 74 innings and had a record of 5–5 with a 2.91 earned run average.
He pitched eight innings for the Rookie-level Marlins in the Gulf Coast League in 2015, going a perfect 0–0 with a 0.00 earned run average (ERA).
During the 2016 season, he pitched for both the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers and the Class A-Advanced Jupiter Hammerheads. In total, he pitched for 50 innings and compiled a record of 5–2 with a 2.32 earned run average.
His 2017 season was split between Jupiter and the Double-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, where he pitched a combined 55.2 innings and compiled a record of 5-1 with a 3.23 earned run average.
He pitched 62.1 innings in 2018 and had a record of 2-6 with a 3.00 earned run average while splitting the year between Jacksonville and the Triple-A New Orleans Baby Cakes.
Is José Quijada Good?
Jose Quijada was moved back up to the Angels’ active roster for the first time in May because of the pitching carousel that will be circling the team for much of 2021.
In six games with the Halos during the 2020 pandemic season, Quijada went 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in 3.2 innings thrown after being picked up by the team from Miami on waivers.
Quijada had a strong season in the minors, going 3-1 with a 1.53 ERA and one save in 22 appearances for Triple-A Salt Lake this year.