Los Angeles Angels Add Lefty José Quintana With One-Year Deal Worth $8 Million

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Still looking for starting pitching wherever they can get it, the Los Angeles Angels have come to terms with free-agent left-hander José Quintana.

MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports it’s a one-year deal worth $8 million.

Quintana was limited during last season’s 60-game affair. He threw just 10 innings in four appearances after suffering a laceration to his left thumb during Summer Camp and then a lat injury.

Overall, he posted a 4.50 ERA in one start. He went 13-9 with a 4.68 with the Cubs the season prior, starting 31 games.

Going out west will pair Quintana up with his former manager, Joe Maddon, who was managed the pitcher from 2017 to 2019.

Over nine seasons, Quintana is 83-77 with a 3.73 ERA. He pitched for both Chicago teams, the White Sox and Cubs.

It’s amazing that a pitcher who is barely over .500 with an ERA over three and a half can score a deal worth $8 million, but then again, the New York Yankees just gave Corey Kluber, who threw less than one inning last season, a one-year deal worth $11 million last week.

Quintana joins a rotation with Andrew Heaney, Dylan Bundy and Griffin Canning currently listed on the depth chart.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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