Quintana to pitch for Colombia in Classic

White Sox left-hander could match up against US in first game

Quintana to pitch for Colombia in Classic

White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana will pitch for Colombia in the World Baseball Classic, his agent told MLB.com's Jon Morosi on Tuesday.

Quintana, who turns 28 in January, is a native of Arjona, Bolivar, Colombia. He has been one of the American League's top pitchers throughout his five-year career, going 13-12 with a 3.20 ERA in 32 starts last year, his fourth consecutive season of at least 200 innings.

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Quintana likely will be a candidate to start Colombia's WBC opener on March 10 against the U.S. in Miami.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.