Quijano, 26, returns to Northwest Indiana where he pitched briefly for the RailCats in 2009 allowing four runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings of relief over five games. The Des Moines native served this past collegiate season as Pitching Coach for Iowa Wesleyan College after spending the previous two seasons as an assistant for his alma mater Grand View University.
Quijano signed with the Saints this past offseason and made four starts in 2011 before being released almost two weeks ago. In four starts with the Minnesota franchise this year, Quijano surrendered 37 hits in 19.2 innings while striking out 12 and walking 14.
Now in his sixth professional season, all in the independent ranks, Quijano boasted a 4.72 career ERA entering the 2011 season with a 16-24 record in 377.1 innings. Quijano also struck out 290 opposing batters against 167 walks in 120 professional games through 2010 including 44 starts and four complete games.
Quijano pitched 33.1 innings for Florence the following season and also threw another 15.2 innings for the eventual Frontier League Champion Windy City Thunderbolts. For the 2011 campaign, Quijano posted a 1-1 record with a 4.78 ERA in 49 innings of work while striking out 49 and walking just 21.
After stints with the ‘Cats and Schaumburg Flyers in 2009 where Quijano earned a combined 5-6 record and a 5.48 ERA, Quijano had arguably his best season as a pro in 2010 with the Flyers. Despite a 5-10 record, Quijano earned a 3.77 ERA in 114.2 innings including 19 starts and two complete games. The southpaw added 99 strikeouts to just 59 walks for the season.