José Gregorio Quijada is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher who now pitches for the Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Angels. He was a member of the Miami Marlins in the past.
On September 9, 2013, the Miami Marlins signed Quijada to an international free agency contract. In 2014, he made his professional debut with the Dominican Summer League Marlins, where he went 5–5 with a 2.91 ERA in 74 innings.
In 2015, he went 0–0 with a 0.00 ERA in 8 innings with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Marlins.
He pitched 50 innings for the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers and the Class A-Advanced Jupiter Hammerheads in 2016, going 5–2 with a 2.32 ERA.
Over 55.2 innings with Jupiter and the Double-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in 2017, he was 5–1 with a 3.23 ERA. He pitched for the Jacksonville Marlins and the Triple-A New Orleans Baby Cakes in 2018, going 2–6 with a 3.00 ERA in 62.1 innings.
After the 2018 season, he was added to the Marlins’ 40-man roster. New Orleans was his first stop of the season. For the first time on April 23, he got called up to the main league squad.
On April 24, he debuted in the major leagues, pitching a third of an inning of relief. On May 8, that year, he lost his first decision to the Chicago Cubs, allowing Jason Heyward to hit a walk-off solo home run in the 11th inning to win the game.
Three days later, he was assigned to New Orleans. The Marlins reassigned Quijada on February 3, 2020.
Where Was José Quijada Born?
José Quijada was born in Caripito, Venezuela. He is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels.