Cardinals close to acquiring veteran starter Jose Quintana from Pirates, per report

Mon, Aug 1, 2022
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Cardinals close to acquiring veteran starter Jose Quintana from Pirates, per report

The St. Louis Cardinals are close to acquiring veteran left-handed starting pitcher Jose Quintana from the Pittsburgh Pirates, Jeff Passan reports.'

Quintana, 33, has pitched to a 3.50 ERA/119 and a 2.87 K/BB ratio across 20 starts and 103 innings this season for the Pirates. Those outputs constitute a rebound for Quintana, who in 2021 had an ERA north of 6.00 in a mix of rotation and bullpen work for the Angels and Giants. Early in his career with the White Sox, Quintana was a regular purveyor of 200-inning seasons and better-than-average run-prevention numbers, but following a trade to the Cubs he seemed to enter a premature decline phase. This season, however, he's regained effectiveness, in part because of increased use of his changeup.'

Quintana is on a one-year contract worth $2 million, so he's a "rental" acquisition by the Cardinals.'

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