Jose Quintana’s 2020 season was delayed by a dishwashing injury to his thumb at his home in Florida.
He’s made two relief appearances and seemed destined for a start this weekend against the Cardinals. Quintana has a 6.00 ERA and 1.333 WHIP in two outings covering six innings, with nine strikeouts.
Unfortunately, that won’t happen because today, the Cubs placed Q on the 10-day injured list with left lat inflammation. Righthanded reliever Jason Adam was recalled to take Quintana’s place on the 28-man active roster.
Adam had previously made three appearances for the Cubs this year with a 7.36 ERA and 1.909 WHIP. Last year with the Blue Jays he posted a 2.91 ERA and 1.154 WHIP in 23 outings.
The Cubs will thus need a starter this weekend to replace Quintana, probably in one of the doubleheader games Saturday. Who knows? Maybe it’ll be Tyson Miller, as suggested by BCB’s Tim Huwe earlier today.
One more roster note: Hernán Pérez cleared waivers and has been assigned outright to the alternate site. The Cubs’ 60-man Player Pool roster stands at 59 players, with 28 active players on the major league roster (plus three 10-day injured list players) in Chicago and 28 players in South Bend.