TUESDAY: The Twins announced that they designated Marquis for assignment and selected the contract of right-hander Cole DeVries.
MONDAY: The Twins are set to designate pitcher Jason Marquis for assignment, a source tells Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports (via Twitter). The 33-year-old has struggled so far in 2012, posting an ERA of 8.47 with 3.2 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9 in seven starts.
The right-hander inked a one-year, $3MM deal with the Twins in December after picking up interest from other clubs, including the Mets. Morosi notes that despite his struggles in Minnesota this year, the hurler has a history of success in the National League.
Marquis made 23 starts for the Nats and D'Backs in 2011, finishing the year with a 4.43 ERA, 5.2 K/9 and 2.9 BB/9 across 132 innings.
Good. Bring up Hendriks, nothing to lose at this point.
Nothing? Are you sure? They seem to have been losing plenty…
He’s right. Any warm body would be an upgrade, with an added advantage if it’s somebody that might fit into their future plans. This season appears to be another bust, obviously. Time for some younguns to get some on-the-job training.
Speak no evil of a man who led 3 categories for the 2006 categories.
Even if those categories were homeruns allowed, earned runs allowed, and ERA.
He can go back to Washington, go to AAA and keep Lannan company. Thereby forming a superb overpriced lefty/righty duet of useless arms some people on this board think are of great value as of.. a few days ago??
Not you, but many Nats fans think both are…
Before he started getting shelled at AAA I could’ve swore someone would’ve taken Lannan for an innings eater, at least.
LOL. I can tell u 1 person It T’waint <<< He may 'a been in the NL, but those 2 be 2 peas in a pod (useless) in the AL.
If Hendriks doesn’t get the call this could be Drew Butera’s big break. Terry Ryan taking the long view pays off!
Good. Hopefully they’ll put Duensing in the rotation and call Slama up. He’s earned another shot.
Good call. I think so, too. Slama has been lights out in AAA…again, and Duensing looks like the best pitcher on the entire roster at the moment. I love Duensing in a bullpen role, but I’d rather see him get another shot than Liriano. We’ll find out Thursday, when Pavano is pushed back a day.
Nothing has changed since he was up before: Slama can’t get big league hitters out. He can be tough on AAA hitters but big leaguers aren’t AAA hitters. Besides, the Twins bullpen has been pretty solid and Slama is not a candidate to start. If they do bring up a reliever and move Duensing or Liriano back into the rotation, it should definitely not be Slama.
You know Slama cannot get big league hitters out based off a grand total of 7 innings over two years? Slama has dominated at every level and deserves an extended look in the big leagues.
It’s not what I know, it’s what the Twins know. They do not intend to bring him back up. In fact, I don’t think any MLB team sees Slama as anything more than a career AAA pitcher. Slama could be had by any team seeking a reliever – and there are plenty of teams who are looking for bullpen help and no team has expressed any interest. You need at least some semblance of a fast ball to have big league success.
Diamond couldn’t get big league hitters out last year either.
Didn’t he get hurt pitching against the Mets last season? Perhaps he’s still suffering from a lingering injury.
He injured himself against Washington. I wonder if his daughter’s serious injury has/had something to do with his performance…
can’t be worse than chris volstad – 5th starter for the Cubs? Theo and Jed seem to love signing guys who were successful, like, in the Bush administration.
Im guessing Liam gets another shot, or maybe they try Duensing as a starter again
I don’t know why everyone is high on Duensing as a Starter since he’s been quite ineffective against RH batters since he came up. It’s better to leave him as a short reliever against LHB than take him out of a role he can suceed in just because there is this sudden fancy for the Club to shuffle deck chairs on the Titanic
Twins have only one of their current veteran starters under contract for next year, Nick Blackburn. The Twins should move Duensing back into the rotation to help build some certainty for next year if nothing else.
I believe he grew up a Yankees fan. I am going to bet that either the Mets or Yanks take a flier on him.
The only thing worse than Marquis’ pitch placement is his body language on the mound.
Wow, Minnesota has just about dumped everyone from their opening day rotation except Pavano. Epic fail.
The Pirates have a few extra pitchers you guys can have if we can get something good? Maybe Willingham if we ask nicely?
NO WAY! He is our only good player!!!
I don’t think Willingham is on the block, but I bet the Twins would at least listen if the offer were sweet enough. Span, Capps, Doumit, and maybe Valencia likely are available for some pitching, preferably starting pitching.
Bad signing. But who would have guessed he would have been THIS bad??
Right. I was expecting him to be like the Twins version of Carlos Silva, but instead he performed like the Mariners Carlos Silva.
A 33 year old career NL pitcher with a career ERA over 4.50 and K/9 barely over 5.0 coming off of an injury? No, I never saw this coming…
Time to add Lind to the Roster!
I was thinking the same thing! Can’t hurt since our current 2nd basemen have no chance of going deep unless we play at Williamsport
Lind is a first baseman… and a pretty poor defensive one at that.
Thinking more in terms of power output. Not exactly a defensive stud. I still think he has a 20 homer season in him which will lead the Twins by at least 10.
On the game yesterday the Twins play by play team referred to Jamey Carrol being a typical Terry Ryan move. What about …..
Rondel White, Greg Monroe, Jason Tyner, Juan Castro, Tony Bautista, Livan Hernandez, Rick Reed, Doug Jones, and God who else knows what other spare part he found on the scrap heap. Not that Bill Smith was any better, but enough of this Terry Ryan love fest. Isn’t he the one that signed Marquis in the 1st place?
“the hurler has a history of success in the National League.” If you call multiple seasons of over 6+ & 5+ ERA’s success. With the exception of a few seasons he’s always been a 6th starter in the majors. I know he didn’t pitch much for the D-backs last year but his ERA was around 10. Also it was NL team that gave him his worst start and got him DFA’d today.