What Is José Quijada Nationality?

José Quijada

José Gregorio Quijada was born on November 9, 1995, he is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Miami Marlins.

Quijada was signed as an international free agent by the Miami Marlins on September 9, 2013. He made his professional debut in 2014 for the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League Marlins, going 5–5 with a 2.91 ERA in 74 innings. In 2015, he pitched 8 innings for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Marlins, going 0–0 with a 0.00 ERA.

Quijada was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels on February 10, 2020. On September 11, 2020, Quijada surrendered a walk-off grand slam to Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies. On the year, Quijada pitched to a 7.36 ERA with 6 strikeouts in 3.2 innings pitched.

On July 30, 2021, the Angels recalled Quijada from the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees. On October 1, 2021, in a game against a Seattle Mariners team attempting to make the playoffs for the first time in 20 years, Quijada entered the game with baserunners on first and third and no outs.

He proceeded to strike out all three batters, thwarting an opportunity for Seattle to take the lead and win the game, greatly hurting the team’s chances of making the playoffs. In 2021, Quijada made 26 appearances, posting an 0–2 record, 4.56 ERA, and 25+2⁄3 innings pitched.