MLBTradeRumors.com In a stunning development, the Cubs have acquired lefty Jose Quintana from the crosstown rival White Sox, per club announcements. Top prospects Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease are going in return, with first baseman Matt Rose and infielder Bryant Flete also included in the package.
There has long been rumors that Chicago White Sox pitcher Jose Quintana would be traded this season, and the New York Yankees were long rumored to be interested, however today the White Sox traded Jose Quintana to the crosstown Cubs in exchange for several prospects. In exchange for Jose Quintana, the White Sox get outfielder Eloy Jiménez, pitcher Dylan Cease, first baseman Matt Rose and infielder Bryant Flete from the Cubs, a big haul for a pitcher who is 4-8 with a 4.49 ERA this season. The good news for Jose Quintana is that he gets a fresh start with the defending World Series Champions, and he does not even have to pack up and move, he stays in Chicago.