What Team Does Jose Quintana Play For?
Jose Quintana plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Jose Quintana remains confident in his ability to pitch as a starter. The Pittsburgh Pirates will give him a chance to show that he is capable.
The Pirates signed the veteran left-hander to a one-year deal on Monday, hoping he will help stabilize a pitching staff that was among the worst in baseball in 2021.
Quintana has pitched for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Angels, and San Francisco Giants over the course of ten seasons, going 83-80 with a 3.84 ERA.
Quintana made 29 appearances for the Angels and Giants in 2021, going 0-3 with a 6.43 ERA.
Quintana, 32, began 2021 as a starter for the Angels before being placed on the injured list in late May due to left-shoulder soreness.
Quintana, who went 0-3 with a 7.22 ERA as a starter, termed the season “frustrating” and fretted that he would be pigeonholed as a reliever on the free market after being released and acquired off waivers by the Giants in August.
He thrilled at the chance to join the Pirates’ rotation when they reached out to him.
Quintana stated, “I want to establish I am a starting pitcher and I feel better in that situation.” “It’ll be critical for me to show up this offseason and next season.”
At the major-league level, he joins staff and a franchise that is in turmoil.
Pirates are undergoing a significant makeover, which started on Monday with the trade of Gold Glove catcher Jacob Stallings to the Miami Marlins in exchange for pitcher Zach Thompson and two prospects.
In 112 games for Pittsburgh, Stallings, 31, set career highs in home runs (8) and RBIs (53) while managing a volatile staff with a 5.08 ERA and 17 different pitchers making at least one start.