Mike DiNovo - USA Today Sports
Mike DiNovo - USA Today Sports

Cubs News: Hoyer on Quintana: "This move makes a lot of sense for us"

by - Senior Editor -

The Chicago Cubs traded Eloy Jimenez, Dylan Cease, and two other prospects to get lefty starter Jose Quintana from the crosstown White Sox on Thursday.

This season Quintana is 4-8 with a 4.49 ERA with 109 strikeouts in 104.1 innings pitched. In 2016, he was 13-12 with a 3.20 ERA in 32 starts and was named to the All-Star team.

For his career, he is 50-54 with a 3.51 ERA in 172 major league appearances. Quintana is tied for sixth in the majors in quality starts since his first full season in 2013.

Here is video fo Cubs Executive VP and General Manager Jed Hoyer talking about the trade for Jose Quintana on MLB Network's Intentional Talk.

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