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Quintana focused on what's next, not the past

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Facing nine Oakland batters and having all nine reach base via seven hits and two walks in Tuesday's start didn't exactly shake the confidence of Jose Quintana. After all, these Cactus League efforts don't exactly count against Quintana's career statistics.

"It's Spring Training, but I need to focus on keeping the ball down," Quintana said. "I need to continue my preparation.

"I forget that one. I think next, next, you know. But I'm focusing on some mistakes so they won't happen in the future."

During a side session after the start, pitching coach Don Cooper pointed out to Quintana that his release point was a little too high. That problem made it especially tough for his cutter to be effective, according to Quintana, who has allowed 20 runs on 17 hits and seven walks over six innings covering four starts.

One point Quintana made clear is that he feels healthy, with no side effects from a Gerardo Parra line drive he took off of his left shin on March 8.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Merk's Works, and follow him on Twitter @scottmerkin. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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