José Quijada (baseball)

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José Quijada
Miami Marlins – No. 74
Born: (1995-11-09) November 9, 1995 (age 23)
Caripito, Venezuela
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 24, 2019, for the Miami Marlins
MLB statistics
(through May 12, 2019)
Win–loss record0–1
Earned run average2.25

José Gregorio Quijada (born November 9, 1995) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Professional career[edit]

Quijada was signed as an international free agent by the Miami Marlins on September 9, 2013.[1] He made his professional debut in 2014 for the Rookie-level DSL Marlins, going 5–5 with a 2.91 ERA in 74 innings.[2] In 2015, he pitched 8 innings for the Rookie-level GCL Marlins, going 0–0 with a 0.00 ERA.[2] He split the 2016 season between the Class A Greensboro Grasshoppers and the Class A-Advanced Jupiter Hammerheads, accumulating a 5–2 record with a 2.32 ERA over 50 innings.[2] His 2017 was split between Jupiter and the Double-A Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, accumulating a 5–1 record with a 3.23 ERA over 55.2 innings.[2] He split his 2018 season between Jacksonville and the Triple-A New Orleans Baby Cakes, going 2–6 with a 3.00 ERA over 62.1 innings.[2]

The Marlins added him to their 40-man roster after the 2018 season.[3] He opened the 2019 season with New Orleans.[2] On April 23, he was promoted to the major league roster for the first time.[4] He made his major league debut on April 24, pitching ​23 of an inning in relief.[5] His first decision was a loss to the Chicago Cubs on May 8 that year; he allowed a walk-off solo home run to Jason Heyward in the 11th inning.[6] He was optioned to New Orleans three days later.[7]


  1. ^ "José Quijada". Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "José Quijada". Baseball Cube. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Marlins' Jose Quijada: Promoted to 40-man roster". CBS Sports. November 20, 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "Marlins' Jose Quijada: Promoted to big leagues". CBS Sports. April 23, 2019. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "Miami Marlins at Cleveland Indians Box Score, April 24, 2019". Baseball Reference. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  6. ^ "Miami Marlins at Chicago Cubs Box Score, May 8, 2019". Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "Marlins' Jose Quijada: Sent to minors". CBS Sports. May 11, 2019. Retrieved May 11, 2019.

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