Jose Quintana, White Sox agree to five-year extension

Jose Quintana, White Sox agree to five-year extension
March 24, 2014, 11:00 am
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Jose Quintana won't be leaving the White Sox anytime soon.

On Monday afternoon the team announced that they have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with Quintana, including two options.

If Quintana is eligible for arbitration following this season, he would get a guaranteed $26.5 million over five years. The salary for each would be as follows: $850,000 in 2014, $3.4 million in 2015, $5.4 million in 2016, $7 million in 2017 and $8.85 million in 2018. The team also has an option for 2019 at $10.5 million and $11.5 million in 2020. If the option is declined, Quintana would be given a $10 million buyout.

Following the 2014 season if Quintana is not eligible for arbitration, the total guaranteed money he would receive over five years would be $21 million.

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“Jose quickly has established himself as a quality major-league starting pitcher, and along with Chris Sale, we expect him to be an important piece of our rotation for the foreseeable future,” White Sox senior vice president/general manager Rick Hahn said. “Jose brings a tremendous work ethic and professionalism to his approach, and he is well respected by his teammates, so we are excited to be able to reward him for what he has accomplished thus far in his career and possibly keep him in a White Sox uniform for the next seven seasons.”

The 25-year-old Quintana went 9-7 with a 3.51 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 33 starts in 2013. In his MLB career, Quintana owns a 15-13 record with a 3.61 ERA and 245 strikeouts in 58 games.

The White Sox originally signed Quintana on Novemeber 21, 2011.