WATCH: Quintana pays back 'The Tonight Show' by teaching Jimmy Fallon Spanish
The White Sox pitcher used to watch 'The Tonight Show' to learn English
Years ago, when he still a minor-league pitcher with the Yankees, White Sox ace Jose Quintana learned English by watching "The Tonight Show." Lots and lots of Latin American players learn English from watching television early in their careers. Mets infielder Wilmer Flores used to watch "Friends," .
The White Sox are in New York this week for a series with the Yankees, and while in town, Quintana stopped by "The Tonight Show" set. And, as a thank you for helping him learn English, he taught host Jimmy Fallon some Spanish. Check it out:
Quintana, 28, is off to a slow start this year, with a 6.75 ERA (57 ERA+) in three starts and 17 1/3 innings. He remains a very popular trade target given his track record and affordable contract.