(Anaheim) Left-handed pitcher José Quintana agreed to the terms of a one-year, $ 8 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels on Friday.
The Angels were looking to improve their starting rotation after finishing fourth in the Western American Division, by a 26-34 record. The Angels starters posted a 5.52 aggregate earned-run average, good for the second-to-last place in the Majors.
Quintana is joining a rotation that already includes left-hander Andrew Heaney and right-hangers Shohei Ohtani, Dylan Bundy and Griffin Canning.
Quintana has been limited to one start and three relief appearances in the cropped 2020 season, having undergone surgery to his left hand.
Quintana stepped in on August 25-30 and was then kept out of the game due to inflammation in a 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 made his Major debut in 2012 with the Chicago White Sox. He was 50-54 and 3.51 earned-run average in 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 involving prospects Eloy Jiménez and Dylan Cease.
The Colombian claimed a 33-23 record and a 4.24 earned-run average with the Cubs.