The Los Angeles Angels are looking to rebuild a pitching staff that has been the main cause of their woes over the past decade. That’s why they just signed free agent lefty starter Jose Quintana for the 2021 season in the hopes that he will give them a boost.
Quintana’s new deal with the Angels is reportedly for one year and $8 million.
Quintana spent the first nine seasons of his career in Chicago, playing for the White Sox from 2012 until the middle of the 2017 season, when he was shipped to the south side of the city to the Cubs.
The Colombia native has a track-record of an innings-eating starter who can provide a decent ERA and keep his own team in the game. He managed a sub-4 ERA every year from 2012 to 2017, but regressed a bit with the Cubs over the past three seasons, seeing his ERA exceed 4.00 in each campaign.
Nonetheless, the 31-year-old pitcher has maintained good strikeout and ground ball numbers and could be an ideal fit in the pitcher-friendly Angel Stadium.
The Angels’ newest addition will report to camp in Tempe, Arizona, over the next few weeks to begin preparing for the upcoming season.