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Jose Quintana to debut for Cubs on Sunday

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Recently-acquired Cubs starter Jose Quintana will debut for his new team on Sunday in Baltimore against the Orioles, per CSN Chicago’s Patrick Mooney. The Cubs traded with the White Sox for Quintana on Thursday, sending four prospects in the deal.

Quintana, 28, has uncharacteristically struggled this season. He holds a 4.49 ERA with a 109/40 K/BB ratio over 104 1/3 innings. While his strikeout rate represents a career-best, his ERA, walk, and home run rates are also career-worsts. Moving from Guaranteed Rate Field to Wrigley Field figures to help deflate those numbers somewhat.

In related news, Mooney notes that Kyle Hendricks will make another rehab start with Double-A Tennessee on Monday. There was some thought that Hendricks would be activated for the start of the second half, but Quintana’s arrival gives the Cubs a little extra time to bring the right-hander along.

Report: Angels to acquire Ian Kinsler from the Tigers

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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Angels will acquire second baseman Ian Kinsler from the Tigers. It is not known yet what the Tigers will receive in return. Kinsler had to waive his no-trade clause in order for the deal to happen.

Kinsler, 35, hit .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, 90 runs scored, and 14 stolen bases in 613 plate appearances for the Tigers this past season. He’s in the final year of his contract and will earn $10 million for the 2018 season.

The Angels were certainly looking to upgrade at second base and did so with Kinsler. They were also reportedly interested in Cesar Hernandez of the Phillies.