The Chicago White Sox have officially entered the free agency blitz. Unfortunately, they have signed two players no one has ever really heard of. The White Sox signed pitchers Donnie Veal and Jose Quintana.
Donnie Veal is a 27-year old lefty reliever who spent time all over the Pirates system last season. He posted a 4.22 ERA. Veal last pitched in the majors in 2009 when he appeared in 19 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He spent time with Altoona, Bradenton, and Indianapolis last season.
Quintana is five years younger than Veal and posted an ERA under three in the Yankees Class A system. He has yet to appear in the major leagues, but is still very young and provides another potentially hard throwing lefty for the Sox. He appeared in 30 games last season with a 10-2 record and a 2.76 ERA with a WHIP of 1.11.
It is obviously too early to tell if either of these pitchers will make an appearance with the major league squad this season, but it won’t hurt to have to big lefties to use in times of need. Quintana is capable of starting, which is a plus, as well.