José Guillermo Quintana is a professional baseball pitcher from Colombia who currently pitches for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball.
He previously played for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, and San Francisco Giants in the Major League Baseball (MLB).
Before becoming a free agent and signed with the Chicago White Sox before the 2012 season, Quintana pitched in Minor League Baseball for the New York Mets and New York Yankees organizations.
In 2012, he made his Major League Baseball debut, and in 2016, he was named an All-Star. Quintana was traded by the White Sox to the Cubs in 2017, and he then played for the Angels and Giants in 2021.
Quintana was traded to the Chicago Cubs on July 13, 2017 for prospects Eloy Jiménez, Dylan Cease, Matt Rose, and Bryant Flete.
On July 16, he made his Cubs debut, striking out twelve batters in an 8–0 win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Quintana struggled in August, but he rebounded in September with a 2.51 ERA in five starts. In 2017, he went 11–11 with a 4.15 ERA between the two organizations.
Quintana went 13–11 with a 4.03 ERA in 32 starts for the Cubs last season. He began the tie-breaker game for the National League Central in 2018.
Quintana’s $10.5 million contract option for the 2019 season was exercised by the Cubs after the season.
For the month of August 2019, Quintana has a 4–1 record and a 2.02 ERA. He went 13–9 with a 4.68 ERA in 2019.
Quintana had surgery in July 2020 to heal a lacerated nerve on his throwing arm’s thumb that he sustained while cleaning dishes. He has a 4.50 ERA in 10 innings pitched this season.
How Old Is José Quintana?
José Quintana is 33 years old. He was born on January 24, 1989.