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Twins dump Jason Marquis, call up ex-Gopher DeVries

After just seven starts, the Twins have designated Jason Marquis for release or assignment. Eden Prairie High graduate Cole DeVries has been called up from Triple-A Rochester to take his spot on the roster.
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After just seven starts, the Twins have designated Jason Marquis for release or assignment. Eden Prairie High graduate Cole DeVries has been called up from Triple-A Rochester to take his spot on the roster.

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