the New York Mets He will likely start his season without one of his new starting pitchers. According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets Portuguese star Jose Quintana closed for three months.
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Quintana made only two spring starts before an injury set in. He was removed from his final start on March 5 after experiencing left side tightness, and was diagnosed with a small stress fracture in his fifth left rib the following day. Due to the injury, he withdrew from the World Baseball Classic (where he was supposed to play for Columbia), and as of Monday there had been no updates on his prognosis or course of treatment.
The Mets signed Quintana to a two-year, $26 million contract during the offseason as they tried to add a starting middle rotation to their pitcher arsenal. He has a career 3.75 ERA over 11 seasons, which is pretty good when you consider that number includes some less than stellar stints with Los Angeles AngelsAnd San Francisco GiantsAnd Chicago Cubs. The 2022 season started with Pittsburgh Pirates But it was traded to St. Louis Cardinals Midway. Quintana finished the 2022 season with a 2.01 ERA over 12 starts (62.2 innings pitched) for the Redbirds.
If Quintana’s rehabilitation goes as planned, it’s possible he could return to spinning around the All-Star break. As for who will replace Quintana, the lone left fielder in the rotation, the Mets are said to be looking at options within RHP Taylor Miguel and LHP David Peterson.