Quintana rewarded with second opportunity

Quintana rewarded with second opportunity

ST. PETERSBURG -- White Sox manager Robin Ventura officially named left-hander Jose Quintana the club's starter for Wednesday's finale against the Rays. Quintana will fill in for lefty John Danks, on the 15-day disabled list due to left-shoulder soreness.

Quintana started Friday against Cleveland and allowed two runs on four hits and three walks over six innings for his first Major League win.

"He's still here, so that's a good sign," Ventura said of Quintana. "He threw great the last game."

General manager Ken Williams didn't think Danks, who has been playing catch, would need to go on a rehab assignment before returning. Williams explained that Danks' situation is different than that of reliever Jesse Crain, who had a rehab stint with Triple-A Charlotte during his return from a left-oblique strain, because Crain's high-leverage role doesn't allow him time to "find himself" on the mound.

"In John's case, he's got a lot of innings and a lot of starts behind him, working on some things on the side a couple times and everything. I think it's easier for him to fall back into rhythm," Williams said. "He can have that inning or two where he's trying to find his location and his rhythm and command and all that stuff.

"I don't know if it's that necessary, and I'm not afraid of a re-tweak because he's had so much time in between to get himself together and it wasn't that serious to begin with."