White Sox sign lefty Jose Quintana to five-year extension

Jose Quintana has a brand new five-year contract.
Jose Quintana has a brand new five-year contract. (USATSI)

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The White Sox have locked up their No. 2 starter long-term. The club announced they have signed left-hander Jose Quintana to a five-year contract extension with two club options. Here are the contract details:

The five-year deal buys out Quintana's remaining years of team control. The options cover two free agent years and would potentially max the deal out at $48.5 million if picked up.

Quintana, 25, went 9-7 with a 3.51 ERA (122 ERA+) and a 2.93 K/BB in 33 starts and exactly 200 innings last season. He ranked sixth in the AL with 5.4 WAR. Since breaking into the league in 2012, Quintana has a 3.61 ERA (118 ERA+) in 336 1/3 innings.

The White Sox signed the Quintana as a minor league free agent during the 2011-12 offseason. He spent the first few years of his career in the Mets' and Yankees' farm systems.

Staff ace Chris Sale is signed through 2017 for only $30.65 million with club options for 2018 and 2019.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for MLBTradeRumors.com, FanGraphs.com, RotoAuthority.com,... Full Bio

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