Quintana throws in simulated game

Quintana throws in simulated game
March 12, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Jose Quintana remains on schedule after he pitched in a simulated game at Camelback Ranch on Tuesday morning.

The left-hander, who is coming off a season in which he went 6-6 with a 3.76 ERA in 25 games, threw 75 pitches, coach Don Cooper said. Quintana threw all of his pitches and the session went well, per Cooper.

Quintana’s main focus this spring has been to better command his fastball and changeup to the outside against right-handed pitchers. He had appeared in two Cactus League games before Tuesday. Quintana is carrying a 1.35 ERA and has six strikeouts and has only allowed a run, two hits and walked one in 6 2/3 innings.

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His next start is scheduled for Sunday when the White Sox face the Kansas City Royals, although the team potentially could pitch him in a minor-league game instead as they are with Jake Peavy on Wednesday rather than have him face the Cleveland Indians.

The White Sox open the season against the Royals and play the Indians six times in their first 22 games.
Note: Friday’s game against the Chicago Cubs at Camelback Ranch begins at 12:05 p.m. in Arizona and not 1:05 p.m.