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From BR Bullpen
José Guillermo Quintana
- Bats Right, Throws Left
- Height 6' 0", Weight 172 lb.
 Biographical Information
Quintana had a 0-1, 8.44 record with 8 walks in 5 1/3 IP for the 2006 VSL Mets. After a year out of baseball (in which he was suspended for violating the MLB Drug Prevention Program), he signed with the other New York outfit, the New York Yankees. Doing much better, he was 3-2 with a 1.96 ERA for the 2008 DSL Yankees 2, striking out 76 in 55 innings. With the same club the next year, he had a 2-1, 2.32 record and fanned 80 in 50 1/3 innings. He tied for 7th in the Dominican Summer League in strikeouts.
The portsider came to the USA in 2010 and appeared with the GCL Yankees (3-1, Sv, 2.31, .94 WHIP, 32 K in 23 1/3 IP) and Charleston RiverDogs (0-1, 4.70). He then joined the Colombian national team for the 2010 Pan American Games Qualification Tournament. He had a 13.00 ERA and 3.46 WHIP and was 0-1 in that tournament as Colombia failed to advance to the 2011 Pan American Games.
In 2011, Quintana was 10-2 with a 2.91 ERA for the Tampa Yankees, being used as both as a starter and reliever. Had he qualified, he would have been 5th in the Florida State League in ERA. Let go by the Yankees, he signed with the Chicago White Sox on the recommendation of Daraka Shaheed and Joe Siers. He began 2012 with the Birmingham Barons and was 1-2 with a 3.06 ERA after six starts. He was called up to the big leagues despite only those six games above A ball; he was called up at the same time as Eric Stults; Dylan Axelrod was sent down and Chicago's roster expanded to 26 for the first time due to the taxi squad rule.
Quintana made the most of his one-game MLB stint, allowing one hit and no runs in 5 2/3 shutout innings of relief after replacing Philip Humber before being sent back to Birmingham. The 11th major leaguer from Colombia, he was the 4th hurler from that country (after Emiliano Fruto, Ernesto Frieri and Julio Teheran) - all had debuted since 2006.