The MLB trade deadline is a week away and according to FanSided’s Robert Murray, Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jose Quintana is generating interest from the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox, among others. Murray notes the Toronto Blue Jays are another team that could be in the mix.
Quintana is a logical trade candidate for a variety of reasons. For one, the 33-year-old left-hander is enjoying a nice bounce-back season with the Bucs. After battling injuries in 2021-21, Quintana has stayed healthy and been effective out of the Pirates’ rotation.
In 19 starts this year, Quintana is 3-5 with a 3.70/3.23 FIP in just shy of 100 innings. For the most part, the veteran southpaw has done a good job of limiting walks and home runs, and has picked up 85 strikeouts.
Another appealing factor in Quintana is the Pirates inked signed him to a one-year, $2-million contract in the offseason, making him an affordable acquisition for any team with interest.
The White Sox of course are very familiar with Quintana as he spent the first six seasons of his big league career pitching on the South Side of Chicago. The Yankees have a commanding lead in the American League East, but are looking to beef up the roster to hold off the Houston Astros for home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs.