Yankees, White Sox among teams interested in trading for Jose Quintana

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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jose Quintana is reportedly attracting interest from the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox.

The 33-year-old Quintana has improved significantly after being traded by the White Sox to cross-town rivals Chicago Cubs in a 2017 blockbuster deal involving Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease.

Playing for the Pirates, Quintana has exceeded expectations, recording 19 turns and 97 1/3 innings across 68 games.

Although he has not been relied on as a prototypical innings dynamo, Quintana has been generally effective, posting a 3.70 ERA on top of his 20.7% strikeout and 11.1% pitching rates.

Besides the White Sox, the Yankees are also familiar with Quintana as the Colombian star played for its minor league team for three years before leaving as a free agent in 2011.

Quintana is expected to draw more interest as the MLB trade deadline nears. Currently, he has a $2MM base salary with roughly $800K of which remains owed.

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