The Chicago Cubs, already not in possession of a super intimidating starting rotation, were dealt the unfortunate news that starting pitcher Jose Quintana is recovering from a serious injury sustained from.housework? Quintana underwent surgery on his left thumb after cutting it open while washing dishes in Miami. He will start throwing in two weeks. Cubs left-hander Jose Quintana cut his left thumb while washing dishes at his Miami home Saturday. Underwent surgery (five stitches, nerve.