With an earned run average of 8.47, Jason Marquis isn't doing the Twins any favors when he pitches. "I'm not going to stop working to get better," Marquis said. "I'm just not doing my job, and I'm putting this team in a hole every time I step on the mound."
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As expected, the Twins optioned Jason Marquis to Class AA New Britain on Wednesday. The right-handed starter hasn't pitched in a game since March 19 because he was taking care of his daughter, who was injured in a bicycle accident. Meanwhile, Scott Baker was officially placed on the 15 day disabled list, retroactive to March 27.
Marquis expected back Tuesday
After missing two weeks to help take care of his daughter, who was injured in a bicycle accident, Jason Marquis is returning to the Twins on Tuesday. Manager Ron Gardenhire says "it's pretty obvious there's not much chance that he'll start with us." The Twins want Marquis to pitch in a game before he re-joins the big league club.
Marquis struggles in Twins debut
The last time Jason Marquis pitched in game he broke his leg. That might explain some of his spring training jitters in his Twins' debut on Monday. The right-hander allowed four runs on three hits and three walks, and he threw three wild pitches in Minnesotas 10-2 loss to the Red Sox.
Marquis expected back with Twins Friday
Jason Marquis is scheduled to make a second start with Class AA New Britain on Thursday. Barring any setbacks, the right-handed starter will re-join the Twins on Friday. Marquis missed the final two weeks of spring training to be with his daughter, who was injured in a bicycle accident.
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.
Hughes out, Marquis activated in latest Twins move
The Minnesota Twins designated infielder Luke Hughes for release or assignment today in order to clear a roster spot for pitcher Jason Marquis, who will make his Twins debut tonight against the Yankees.
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