Sources: Mets fill rotation need with Quintana

Left-hander Jose Quintana and the New York Mets are in agreement on a two-year, $26 million contract, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Wednesday.

Quintana will slide into the Mets’ rotation behind co-aces Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.

The Mets have already lost two members of their rotation in free agency, as Jacob deGrom agreed to a deal with the Texas Rangers and Taijuan Walker reached an agreement with the Philadelphia Phillies. Chris Bassitt, another member of the 2022 rotation, is still a free agent.

Quintana, 33, went 6-7 with a 2.93 ERA in 32 starts for the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals, who acquired him at the trade deadline.

Quintana was terrific after he was traded to the Cardinals in August, posting a 2.01 ERA in 12 appearances for the NL Central champions. He also worked 5⅓ scoreless innings for St. Louis in his lone playoff start, but the Cardinals were eliminated by the Philadelphia Phillies.

He is 89-87 with a 3.75 ERA over 315 appearances (289 starts) in 11 seasons.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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