The Angels have an agreement with free-agent left-hander Jose Quintana, pending a physical, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. It’s a one-year,$ 8MM contract for the Wasserman client, per Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports .
Quintana was one of the most accomplished innings eaters offered in free agency, as the 31 -year-old has hurled 1,495 frames of 3.73 ERA/ 3.99 SIERA ball between the White Sox and Cubs since his vocation began in 2012. Of course, a good component of Quintana’s career has been spent with Angels manager Joe Maddon, who was the Cubs’ skipper when the southpaw pitched for the fraternity from 2017 -1 9. Maddon was with the Angels last season, when Quintana missed most of the year with thumb troubles. He totaled just one start and 10 innings in his final season in Chicago.
Last year’s injury issues looks just like a anomaly for Quintana, who entered the season with seven straight campaigns of 170 -plus innings. That’s the type of durability the Angels have absence in recent years. They’ve combated a litany of injuries in their spin on the way to six straight seasons without a playoff bunk, but a healthy Quintana may help turn their fortunes around in 2021.
Along with Quintana, the Angels are set to feature Dylan Bundy, Andrew Heaney and Griffin Canning in the top four of their rotation next season. Two-way player Shohei Ohtani and Jaime Barria likewise figure to collect plenty of starts for the association, though new general manager Perry Minasian might not be done addressing that one of the purposes of the Angels’ roster.
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