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Twins release Jason Marquis

May 28, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT

Jason Marquis AP

As expected, Jason Marquis and his $3 million salary went unclaimed on waivers after being designated for assignment last week and the Twins released the veteran right-hander.

I’m sure Marquis will be able to snag at least a minor-league contract somewhere and he might even have some modest success returning to the National League eventually, but it’s difficult to overstate just how awful he was with the Twins.

He made seven starts, posting an 8.47 ERA and allowing 33 runs in 34 innings with more walks than strikeouts and nine homers. Opponents hit .371 with a .434 on-base percentage and .629 slugging percentage off him and dating back to August 1 of last season Marquis has given up 49 runs in 45 innings.

  1. sir1389 - May 28, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Too bad, he wasn’t half bad with the Cardinals way back when. Maybe they’ll pick him up and put him in our ailing pen.

  2. brewcrewfan54 - May 28, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the Brewers pick hom up for cheap, although I don’t want them to.

  3. janknessgv - May 28, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    marquis back to the cards would be horrible. he wasn’t even good in stl. we left him off the playoff roster when we won it in 06

  4. idolized1 - May 28, 2012 at 10:45 PM

    He seemed like a nice enough guy during his short stint in MN, but unfortunately being nice doesn’t win ballgames.

    Best of luck to him.

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