Wednesday, August 8, 2012
WSC Birth Years: Jose Quintana
Born: January 24, 1989
Picked up as a minor league free agent after the 2011 season, Jose has proven to be a steal. He was brought up to fill in on May 7, 2012, under a new rule that allows teams to have a twenty-sixth player for a doubleheader. Quintana was brought up again to take John Danks spot in the rotation, when Danks went down with an injury. Jose has pitched above and beyond during that stretch, earning a permanent spot in the rotation.
Quintana has done so well in 2012, he has forced Philip Humber (who had pitched a perfect game in 2012) back to the bullpen, when the ChiSox went back to a five man rotation. The Yankees may be kicking themselves for not re-signing Jose, but the White Sox have been grateful for the move. Quintana has been one of the factors that have kept Chicago in the pennant race during the 2012 season.