New York might still be seeking a starting pitcher, but the club’s chances of trading for White Sox starter Jose Quintana are “slim,” according to YES Network’s Jack Curry.
MLB.com’s Jon Morosi was among the first to report the Yankees’ interest in Chicago’s left-handed starter.
The White Sox are still open to trading several pieces on their major league roster even after sending ace Chris Sale to the Red Sox during the Winter Meetings. As a result, Chicago could consider a Quintana trade next.
Quintana, 27, has likely been the subject of trade rumors as a result of this year’s comparably weak free agent starting pitching market. He isn’t eligible for free agency until 2019 and pitched well last season, posting a 3.20 ERA and 3.56 FIP over 208.0 innings.
Chicago seemingly has a high asking price for Quintana, and the Yankees might be one of a few teams able to meet the White Sox’s demands. New York has multiple young prospects it can move but might not be willing to deal top talent for a two seasons of Quintana.