While we haven't heard anything recently with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago White Sox about a possible deal for starting pitcher Jose Quintana, the two sides have been actively talking according to Ken Rosenthal. He mentioned that the Pirates and Houston Astros appear to be the favorites at this point, with the New York Yankees appearing like a longshot.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/816775398495256576

Phil Rogers, who works for MLB.com and previous worked for the Chicago Tribune, noted yesterday that the White Sox are interested in Austin Meadows as part of the return. He speculates that the Pirates could substitute Josh Bell, but Meadows is a target they have asked for in return.

https://twitter.com/philgrogers/status/816335850644635648

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