The Angels have reached an agreement with left-hander José Quintana on a one-year $8 million deal, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand. Los Angeles has not confirmed the deal, which is pending a physical.
Quintana, 31, is entering his 10th Major League season after previous stints with the White Sox
The Angels have reached an agreement with left-hander
Quintana, 31, is entering his 10th Major League season after previous stints with the White Sox and Cubs. The southpaw appeared in only four games (and just one start) in 2020 after he lacerated his left thumb at the start of Summer Camp, an injury that necessitated surgery. Prior to that, Quintana was a quality workhorse starter for both Chicago clubs, making at least 30 starts in each year from 2013-19.
Quintana, who will be reunited with former Cubs manager Joe Maddon in Anaheim, owns a career record of 83-77 with a 3.73 ERA.
The Angels will hope Quintana’s addition brings a stabilizing force to a rotation badly in need of just that. Adding quality starters was a task that sat atop new general manager Perry Minasian’s offseason to-do list after the Halos’ rotation posted the second-worst ERA in the Majors in 2020. In ’19, Los Angeles saw just one pitcher (Trevor Cahill) pitch even 100 innings.