PITTSBURGH — Jose Quintana might have made his last start with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night.
If it was Quintana’s finale at PNC Park, it was a good one. He pitched four-hit ball over seven innings and combined with Wil Crowe and David Bednar on a five-hit shutout as the Pirates downed the Miami Marlins 1-0.
Quintana is increasingly being mentioned in trade rumors leading up to Major League Baseball’s Aug. 2 deadline. It seems certain the rebuilding Pirates will find a trade partner among the many contending teams who could use help at the backend of their rotations.