New York Mets Decide On Jose Quintana's Fate

The latest medical reports are in on New York Mets' free agent acquisition Jose Quintana, and it's not good. He won't be back until at least July. 

The 34-year-old starter will be undergoing bone graft surgery to repair a stress fracture in his rib and will miss at least half the season. But on top of that, according to Mets GM Billy Eppler, Quintana was also investigated this past week for a lesion found on his rib. He was seen by a tumor specialist, and thankfully the results of a biopsy came back benign. 

Certainly a rough start to his Mets career after signing a two-year, $26M contract in the offseason. Quintana had a nice season with the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals in 2022, pitching to a 2.93 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP. He has a 3.75 ERA over the course of his 11-year career. 

With Quintana out of the mix for a while, either of David Peterson or Tylor Megill are ready to fill the void in the rotation for the Mets. 

Both are having strong springs, Peterson having not surrendered a hit yet, in eight innings pitched.  

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