(Anaheim) Left-handed pitcher José Quintana agreed to the terms of a $ 8 million one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.
The Angels wanted to improve the starting rotation after finishing in fourth place in the Western American Division, with a record of 26-34. The Angels starters posted a 5.52 overall earned average, good for the penultimate place in the Majors.
Quintana joins a rotation that already includes left-hander Andrew Heaney and right-wingers Shohei Ohtani, Dylan Bundy and Griffin Canning.
Quintana has been limited to a start and three reliefs in the cropped 2020 season, after having surgery on his left hand.
Quintana entered August 25-30 and was then kept out of the game due to inflammation of the back muscle. His only departure came on September 22 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he appeared for the last time in relief on September 27.
Soon to be 32, Quintana debuted in 2012 with the Chicago White Sox. He was 50-54 and 3.51 earned an average of six seasons with the White Sox, in addition to being named an All-Star in 2016.
Quintana was traded to the Chicago Cubs in July 2017, in a trade with potential customers Eloy Jiménez and Dylan Cease.
The Colombian claimed a 33-23 record and a 4.24 deserved running average with the Cubs.