Chicago Cubs seeking starters as Quintana returns to injured list

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • In this Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. The left-hander went back on the injured list Wednesday with left-lat inflammation.

    In this Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 file photo, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jose Quintana delivers during the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. The left-hander went back on the injured list Wednesday with left-lat inflammation.

 
 
Updated 9/2/2020 5:55 PM

Instead of joining the starting rotation, Cubs left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana went back on the injured list Wednesday, retroactive to Aug. 31, with left-lat inflammation.

Quintana figured to be the logical replacement for Tyler Chatwood, who already made his second trip to the injured list this season Tuesday with a right forearm strain.

 

The Cubs have a gaping hole in their rotation for Saturday's doubleheader at Wrigley Field against St. Louis. Unless manager David Ross decides to do a bullpen game, the Cubs might be using Colin Rea and Adbert Alzolay.

Quintana made his season debut Aug. 25 after recovering from a lacerated left thumb. He needed microsurgery July 3 after slicing the thumb in a dishwashing accident at home.

He has made two appearances total, giving up 4 earned runs in 6 innings with 9 strikeouts. The Cubs announced the move after Ross had spoken to reporters before the game.

To fill the roster spot, the Cubs brought back pitcher Jason Adam from the South Bend satellite camp. He has made thee relief appearances with the Cubs this season and posted a 7.36 ERA.

The Cubs also announced infielder Hernan Perez cleared waivers and is back in South Bend.

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