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Future finally arrives for Cubs left-hander Jose Quintana

CHICAGO - After spending the first five-plus years of his career dedicating his thoughts to retiring hitters, Jose Quintana suddenly found himself being one.

That was the left-handed-throwing, right-handed-batting pitcher's biggest fear when he was traded midseason to the Cubs from the White Sox.

"That was a little scary," Quintana said.

He made

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