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Jason Marquis needs Tommy John surgery

Jul 23, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

Jason Marquis AP

UPDATE: It’s official. Marquis will undergo Tommy John surgery, knocking him out until at least the middle of next season.

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Jason Marquis has a 4.05 ERA in 35 starts since joining the Padres in the middle of last year, but the veteran right-hander will miss the remainder of the season with an elbow injury.

Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that Marquis “has significant damage to the ulnar collateral ligament,” which is the injury that leads to Tommy John surgery. For now no decision has been made about surgery, but his season is over and at age 34 his career is in jeopardy too.

Marquis signed a cheap deal with the Padres last season after being released by the Twins in May and then re-signed with San Diego on a one-year, $3 million deal this winter.

  1. lyon810 - Jul 23, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    I didn’t even know he was still pitching…

    • bfunk1978 - Jul 23, 2013 at 11:41 AM

      Yeah he looked like shit against St. Louis and he was screaming at his teammates, losing his cool, and not really able to keep himself together. The next night Lance Lynn went out and did his best Marquis impression.

    • bobulated - Jul 23, 2013 at 1:08 PM

      He’s always been kind of a tool but you still hate to see any guy get hurt, especially something as major as this later in a career.

  2. thomas655 - Jul 23, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    I thought something looked wrong with him against STL recently (other than his normal being an ass to his teammates). I really enjoyed him when he pitched for STL in the past, but he has become quite the tool since then. But I am still sorry that he sustained this possibly career ending injury.

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