The New York Mets plan to shut down Jose Quintana for 3 months
The New York Post’s Mike Puma just reported that the New York Mets plan to shut down their starting pitcher, Jose Quintana, for three months.
New York Mets player Jose Quintana will be out for three months:
The Mets signed Quintana to a two-year, $26 million deal this offseason. He came off a career year in which he posted a 2.93 ERA and was slated to be the Mets’ fourth start in this exciting rotation.
Just over a week ago, Quintana was forced out after one round with left side tightness in what appeared to be a fairly serious injury. The left-hander ended up being diagnosed with a stress fracture of the fifth rib on his left side.
As talented as the Mets looked on paper, the main concerns were the older ages of several of them and how they would all hold up. Right off the bat, the Mets’ starting depth, which has been lauded, will be promptly tested. In particular, David Peterson, who has put in several solid performances in Spring Training, will finally get his chance to be a full-time starter to start the regular season.
Losing Quintana for so long is a heavy blow to the Mets. However, as stated, they have the depth to overcome injury, at least on paper, and will be tested from the jump.