On November 9, 1995, José Gregorio Quijada, a Venezuelan baseball pitcher with the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball, was born. (MLB). He was a member of the Miami Marlins in the past.
Quijada was signed as an international free agent by the Miami Marlins on September 9, 2013. He made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Marlins in 2014, finishing 5–5 with a 2.91 ERA in 74 innings. In 2015, he pitched for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Marlins and went 0–0 with a 0.00 ERA in 8 innings.
On February 10, 2020, the Los Angeles Angels claimed Quijada off waivers. Quijada gave up a walk-off grand slam to Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies on September 11, 2020. Quijada has a 7.36 ERA with 6 strikeouts in 3.2 innings thrown this season.
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.
Jose Quijada signed a 1 year / $720,000 contract with the Los Angeles Angels, including $720,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $720,000. In 2022, Quijada will earn a base salary of $720,000, while carrying a total salary of $720,000.