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Marquis To Be Designated For Assignment, Twins Not Impressed

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 6:57 am

The Jason Marquis era appears to be over after only seven starts.

FOX Sports reports that the Twins plan to designate the 33-year-old Marquis for assignment. The teams would then have 10 days to place Marquis on waivers, trade him or release him.

Marquis allowed eight earned runs in only 1 2/3 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday, raising his ERA to 8.47 in 34 innings. That was likely the final straw.

Marquis has allowed nine home runs while walking 14 and striking out only 12.

The Twins signed Marquis to a one-year, $3 million deal this offseason, but clearly the experiment hasn’t gone as the club or the player had hoped.

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