SAN DIEGO — The Mets promised to stay lively within the beginning pitching market and so they made good on their promise Wednesday morning, agreeing with veteran left-hander Jose Quintana on a two-year, $26 million contract, pending a bodily.
This comes two days after the Mets got here to phrases with veteran ace Justin Verlander. The membership will not be executed and will additionally find yourself signing Japanese pitcher Kodai Senga. General supervisor Billy Eppler talked earlier within the week concerning the want for beginning pitching depth over a full season and the Mets now have seven starters to make use of all through the season, although it’s doable three of the back-end starters find yourself within the bullpen.
Quintana is a 33-year-old veteran who spent final season with the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals. He went 6-7 with a 2.93 ERA and a 2.99 FIP. Over 11 seasons the Colombian is 89-87 with a 3.75 ERA and a 3.62 FIP.
Quintana spent a lot of his profession in Chicago with the White Sox and the Cubs and was named an All-Star in 2016 with the White Sox. He’s additionally pitched for the Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants.
He joins Verlander, Max Scherzer, Carlos Carrasco and a back-end group of Tylor Megill, David Peterson and Joey Lucchesi. However, solely Megill, Peterson and Lucchesi are below contract previous the 2024 season. The Mets are attempting to contend immediately however are staying away from long-term contracts with veterans.
The membership nonetheless has to usher in an outfielder to exchange Brandon Nimmo if they’ll’t re-sign their homegrown leadoff man, and the Mets are additionally doubtlessly trying to usher in extra aid pitching.