Cardinals Acquire Veteran Starter Jose Quintana from Pirates


ST. LOUIS, MO., August 1, 2022– The St. Louis Cardinals announced tonight that they have acquired veteran left-handed pitcher José Quintana and right-handed reliever Chris Stratton from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for right-handed pitcher Johan Oviedo and minor league infielder Malcom Nunez.

Quintana, 33, is a veteran of 11 Major League seasons, appearing with the White Sox (2012-17), Cubs (2017-20), Angels (2021), Giants (2021) and Pirates (2022).

The 6-1, 220-pound Colombia native owns a career mark of 86-85, 3.81 ERA in 303 games (277 starts) since debuting in 2012.

Quintana is 3-5 with a 3.50 ERA in his 20 starts for the Pirates this season, and ranks among N.L. pitching leaders in groundball pct. (45.6), WHIP (1.27) and fewest HR/9 IP (0.61).  His 103.0 innings pitched currently rank 10th among N.L. lefties.

Quintana’s 2016 season led to an American League All-Star selection and 10th place finish in A.L. Cy Young voting after going 13-12 with a 3.20 ERA for the White Sox.

Stratton, 31, has appeared in 40 games for the Pirates this season, going 5-4 in his 40.2 innings or work with two saves.  The 6-2, 200-pound Mississippi native has pitched in seven seasons with San Francisco (2016-18), Los Angeles Angels (2019) and Pirates (2020-22).

Stratton has a career mark of 30-23 with a 4.61 ERA and 11 saves in 218 games (42 starts).

The Cardinals also announced that they have designated catcher Austin Romine for assignment and will announce additional moves tomorrow.

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