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Jason Marquis has 'floating bodies' in his elbow

Apr 22, 2010, 7:43 AM EDT

I criticized the Nationals for signing Jason Marquis to a two-year, $15 million deal this offseason, but his first month has gone far worse than I ever could have imagined.
He went 0-3 with a 20.52 ERA through three starts, coughing up 20 runs in 8.1 innings, and was placed on the disabled list Wednesday after an MRI exam revealed what general manager Mike Rizzo called “floating bodies” in his elbow.
No word yet on a return timetable or the identity of the floating bodies, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be back any time soon. None of which will impact the Nationals’ plans for Stephen Strasburg, of course.

  1. enough already - Apr 22, 2010 at 8:44 AM

    Omar Minaya practically got crucified for not signing him. If the talent wasn’t out there, it wasn’t out there. Maybe even Omar can’t be wrong 100% of the time.

  2. Rays fan - Apr 22, 2010 at 9:25 AM

    “Floating bodies” usually means bits of cartilage that have torn from the joint capsule–I expect we’ll be reading about his arthroscopy pretty soon.

  3. BC - Apr 22, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    I broke my ankle three years ago and have stuff floating around all over the place in it now. Not fun. I do not recommend having “floating bodies” in one of your major joints.

  4. Fast Eddy - Apr 22, 2010 at 1:00 PM

    Does anybody care? Time to hang it up for him. I don’t think he is worth the cost of the surgery.

  5. Kro - Apr 22, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    I have “floating bodies” in my pool and that doesn’t affect my performance at work! Marquis needs to rub some dirt on it, man up, and/or walk it off.

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