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Marquis to make first start of season against Yankees

The Twins’ Jason Marquis is slated to get his first start of the season tonight in New York after starting the season in the minors. The right-hander needed two weeks off in March to care for his daughter, who was injured in a bike accident. Marquis says he’s ready to go ... not only physically, but mentally.
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The Twins’ Jason Marquis is slated to get his first start of the season tonight in New York after starting the season in the minors. The right-hander needed two weeks off in March to care for his daughter, who was injured in a bike accident. Marquis says he’s ready to go ... not only physically, but mentally.

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