Pirates sign LHP Jose Quintana to one-year deal

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Aug 19, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jose Quintana (62) throws during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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2021-11-29 21:56:01 GMT+00:00 - Veteran left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates on a one-year deal, the club confirmed Monday.

Multiple reports said Quintana will earn $2 million.

Quintana, who will turn 33 before next season, is coming off a 2021 season split between the Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants. He pitched in 24 games for the Angels, making 10 starts, and carried a 6.75 ERA with an 0-3 record before he was waived and claimed by the Giants in August.

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Quintana only saw action in five games out of the bullpen for the Giants.

Speaking with local reporters on Monday, Quintana said Pittsburgh gave him an opportunity to be a starter in 2022.

The best season of Quintana's 10-year career came in 2016 with the Chicago White Sox, when he earned his only All-Star nod and finished 10th in Cy Young Award voting in the American League. That year, he went 13-12 with a 3.20 ERA and struck out 181 batters over 208 innings.

He owns a lifetime ERA of 3.84 in 283 games (257 starts), an 83-80 record and 1,395 strikeouts.

--Field Level Media

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