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Phillies sign Jason Marquis

Jun 3, 2014, 11:48 AM EST

Jason Marquis AP

Veteran right-hander Jason Marquis has signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies as he comes back from Tommy John elbow surgery last July.

Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Marquis will head to extended spring training for now, but he could be an option for the Phillies’ rotation in the second half if his recovery continues to go smoothly.

Marquis has generally been a decent back-of-the-rotation starter except for a disastrous stint with the Twins two years ago and had thrown 211 innings with a 4.05 ERA in a season-and-a-half with the Padres at the time of the injury.

It’s a no-risk move for Philadelphia to add the 35-year-old Marquis for organizational depth amid concerns that Cliff Lee‘s elbow injury could be more serious than initially believed.

  1. nolanwiffle - Jun 3, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Mayhaps Craig was a bit premature in calling the Phillies phinished.

    • lukedunphysscienceproject - Jun 3, 2014 at 12:29 PM

      Because they signed Jason Marquis?

      • deathmonkey41 - Jun 3, 2014 at 12:31 PM

        I think your sarcasm meter is on the fritz.

      • lukedunphysscienceproject - Jun 3, 2014 at 12:36 PM

        It’s in the shop. I should have it back by Thursday.

  2. twpguy1964 - Jun 3, 2014 at 1:19 PM

    BwaaaaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaaaaaaHaaaaaaaaaa. ANOTHER Amaro signing of a broken down mid 30’s guy. Hey, Maybe he can join the Cuban stud pitcher Amaro signed to enjoy the Florida sunshine

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 3, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Problems solved.

  4. jrbdmb - Jun 3, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Good to know if Lee’s injury is really serious then Marquis can take his place for the playoff push.

    Really.

  5. rje49 - Jun 3, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Hooray! When do playoff tickets go on sale?

  6. coryfor3 - Jun 3, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    What year does Amaro think it is?

    • felser - Jun 3, 2014 at 3:16 PM

      2000 zero eight party’s over, oops out of time…

  7. drs76109 - Jun 3, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    What a Rube.

  8. ud1951 - Jun 4, 2014 at 11:24 AM

    Was Jamie Moyer not available?

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