Quintana aiming for 200 innings in 2014

Quintana aiming for 200 innings in 2014

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Reaching 200 innings during the 2013 season was a goal set by Jose Quintana prior to the start of the campaign. It's just a starting point for his 2014 targets during Quintana's third year as a starter.

"I want the same innings this year or more," said Quintana, after allowing two runs on two hits over three innings during the White Sox 9-7 victory over the Royals Monday at Camelback Ranch. "I want to help the team every five days.

"You know, stay in the game and keep working right now. I want every start seven or more innings. I want the same season like last year, but I want better this year."

Quintana followed a similar offseason plan as last year by staying away from upper-body work and focusing on cardio and weight work for his legs. His goal is to stay flexible and build up endurance.

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