Pitcher Jose Quintana and the Anaheim Angels have agreed to terms on a one year deal, per reports. The deal is reportedly for $8 million.
Quintana has spent his entire major league career in Chicago — after having been signed and released by the New York Mets and, twice, by the New York Yankees, he caught on with the White Sox, made his major league debut in 2012, and established himself as a solid #2 starter. Quintana put up a 3.51 ERA and 21.2 bWAR from 2012 through the middle of 2017.
The Rangers reportedly pursued Quintana at various times while he was with the White Sox, but he ultimately was shipped across town to the Chicago Cubs. It was a move that worked out poorly for the North Siders — Quintana put up a 4.24 ERA and a 4.5 bWAR over 78 starts and 4 relief appearances for the Cubs before hitting the free agent market this offseason. The White Sox, meanwhile, landed Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease from the Cubs as part of the trade.
The lefty, who turns 32 later this month, will be looking to re-establish himself after missing most of 2020 and having an underwhelming couple of seasons prior to that. The Angels, meanwhile, are in dire need of starting pitching, and no doubt see Quintana as potentially offering upside if he can recapture some of his old magic.