Padres Sign Jason Marquis

PADRES AGREE TO TERMS WITH RHP JASON MARQUIS ON ONE-YEAR CONTRACT

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Padres today announced they have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Jason Marquis on a one-year contract for the 2013 season. Executive Vice President/General Manager Josh Byrnes made the announcement.

Marquis, 34, made 15 starts for the Padres last season, going 6-7 with a 4.04 ERA (42 ER/93.2 IP) and 79 strikeouts against 28 walks for San Diego. The right-hander began the season with the Minnesota Twins organization, going 2-4 with an 8.47 ERA (32 ER/34.0 IP) over seven starts for Minnesota and 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA (3 ER/14.0 IP) in two starts for Triple-A New Britain. Marquis signed with the Padres as a minor league free agent on May 31 last season, making one start for Double-A San Antonio before joining San Diego. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on August 23 with a fractured left wrist, missing the remainder of the season.

A veteran of 13 Major League seasons, Marquis was originally signed by the Atlanta Braves as a first-round selection (35th overall) of the 1996 First-Year Player Draft. He has made 20-or-more Major League starts in eight of the past nine seasons. In 348 career games, 289 starts, total, he has gone 112-109 with a 4.60 ERA (921 ER/1803.1 IP) and 1065 strikeouts against 687 walks over parts of his 13 Major League seasons with the Braves (2000-03), St. Louis Cardinals (2004-06), Chicago Cubs (2007-08), Colorado Rockies (2009), Washington Nationals (2010-11), Arizona Diamondbacks (2011), Twins (2012) and Padres (2012).

With today’s announcement the Padres currently have a full 40-man roster, as well as two players on the restricted list.

Source: San Diego Padres Media

Tags:

One Response to “Padres Sign Jason Marquis”

  1. […] To Be Traded Giants Re-Sign Angel Pagan DH Billy Butler To The Orioles R.A. Dickey On The Move Padres Sign Jason Marquis Stanton Still Unhappy With Marlins Red Sox Interested In Shane Victorino Royals Chasing Anibal […]

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.