The New York Mets are shutting down left-hander Jose Quintana for three months after he was diagnosed with a stress fracture on the left side of his ribcage, the New York Post reported Monday.
The Mets announced Quintana’s diagnosis last week.
Quintana, 34, signed a two-year, $26 million deal with the Mets in December after going 6-7 with a 2.93 ERA in a combined 32 starts with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals last season.
Quintana exited his only spring training start after one inning, complaining of tightness on his side.
In 11 major league seasons, Quintana is 89-87 with a 3.75 ERA in 315 appearances (289 starts), striking out 1,532 batters in 1,723 2/3 innings with the Chicago White Sox (2012-17), Chicago Cubs (2017-20), Los Angeles Angels (2021) and San Francisco Giants (2021) in addition to his stints with Pittsburgh and St. Louis last year.
–Field Level Media