The Padres will sign Jason Marquis to a minor league contract, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). San Diego has four starters on the disabled list and needs to replace the depth. He's an ACES client.
Marquis, 33, posted an 8.47 ERA with more walks (14) than strikeouts (12) in seven starts and 34 innings for Minnesota this season, but just last year he pitched to a 4.43 ERA in 132 innings for the Nationals and Diamondbacks. The Padres only have to pay Marquis the pro-rated portion of the $480K league minimum with the Twins picking up the rest of his $3MM salary.
Cory Luebke (Tommy John surgery) and Dustin Moseley (shoulder surgery) are both out for the season while Joe Wieland and Tim Stauffer are expected back from their elbow issues sometime this summer.
That was quick
this CAT,has nine lives
1. Anything but another Jeff Suppan start. Anything.
2. Marquis will be an impact left-handed bat off the bench. As a .200 hitter, he can pinch-hit for the middle infielders in the late innings.
That is all.
This is just evidence that the Padres are trying to lose.
I don’t even think Petco can keep his pitches in anymore.
aaaand now Marquis will be a Cy Young contender in Petco.
Roy Oswalt? Feh.
Horrible team that will have a new owner by end of summer…they have completely given up.
Thought the sarcasm on that one was a bit more obvious.
remember when we (padres fans) were led to believe we have the best farm system in baseball? if that is the case, why can’t we watch those guys? a burned out vet isn’t going to make a 17-34 record seem more enjoyable.
Because many of the Padres pitching prospects have had health issues. The whole organization has been plagued with injuries.
i like the friars i hope they get better soon