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New York Mets Sign Former Cardinal SP Jose Quintana

Jose Quintana photo credit; Joe Puetz/Getty Images

The New York Mets and José Quintana agreed to a two-year, $26 million contract, as first reported by Ken Rosenthal & Will Sammon of The Athletic.

Quintana (who turns 34 in January), joins a Mets rotation that currently has Cy Young Award winners Max Scherzer & Justin Verlander atop of it.

Jose Quintana photo credit: Jeff Curry/USA Today Sports

Quintana played for both the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals last season, going 6-7 with a 2.93 ERA in 32 starts. The lefty was acquired at the trade deadline by the Cardinals in August, and posted a 2.01 ERA in 12 appearances for the NL Central champions.

There was some hope by Cardinals fans, that St. Louis would bring Quintana back for the 2023 season, but with currently having six or more potential starters, John Mozeliak and company are spending the offseason more looking at the upgrading at catcher as a priority.

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