White Sox sign left-handed pitchers Veal and Quintana

The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with free agent left-handed pitchers Donnie Veal and Jose Quintana.

Veal, 27, combined to go 0-2 with a 4.22 ERA (15 ER/32.0 IP) and 31 strikeouts in 19 appearances (five starts) between Class A Bradenton, Class AA Altoona, Class AAA Indianapolis and Rookie Gulf Coast League Pirates in 2011. He did not pitch until May 22 while recovering from Tommy John surgery performed on June 4, 2010.

Veal, who was selected by Pittsburgh in the Rule 5 Major-League Draft in 2011, went 1-0 with a 7.16 ERA (13 ER/16.1 IP) and 16 strikeouts in 19 major-league appearances with the Pirates in 2009.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder has gone 28-33 with a 3.86 ERA (248 ER/578.2 IP) in 140 minor-league games (113 starts) in the Cubs (2005-08) and Pirates (2009-11) organizations. Veal originally was selected by the Cubs in the second round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft.

Quintana, 22, spent the entire 2011 season with Class A Tampa in the Yankees farm system, going 10-2 with a 2.91 ERA (33 ER/102.0 IP), one save and 88 strikeouts in 30 appearances (14 starts). He limited opponents to a .236 (86-364) average and was 6-1 with a 2.83 ERA (20 ER/63.2 IP) as a starter.

Quintana has gone 18-8 with a 2.76 ERA (77 ER/251.1 IP), two saves and 293 strikeouts in 82 appearances (41 starts) over five minor league seasons with the Mets (2006) and Yankees (2008-11) organizations. The 6-foot-0, 170-pounder signed with New York-NL as a free agent on April 26, 2006.

The White Sox 40-man roster is now at 34.