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Jason Marquis | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (39) / 8/21/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Drafted: 1996 / UDFA / ATL

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Jason Marquis worked three scoreless innings Monday in Team Israel's 2-1 victory over South Korea in the first round of the World Baseball Classic.
Marquis yielded two hits and a walk but struck out three in the opening game of the international tournament. This one went to extra innings, when Rockies minor leaguer Scott Burcham drove in Red Sox minor leaguer Mike Meyers with a single in the top of the 10th to give Israel the lead for good. Marquis is aiming to latch on with a major league team -- or one of its minor league affiliates -- when the WBC is over. That comeback attempt is off to a pretty good start. Mon, Mar 6, 2017 09:06:00 AM

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Jason Marquis is aiming to make a comeback after the World Baseball Classic.

Marquis will start for Team Israel -- possibly in their opening game March 6 against South Korea -- and he's hoping his performance in the international tournament will yield at least one offer from a big league club. "My agents have sent out some feelers, but I didn't throw for any teams this winter," the 38-year-old right-hander said Thursday. "The WBC is a good platform to show where I stand. Hopefully everything goes well. You never know what can happen with teams, whether it's injuries or younger pitchers not being as ready as they thought. Maybe I can snag a job." Marquis last appeared in the majors in May 2015.
Thu, Feb 23, 2017 10:12:00 AM

Reds released RHP Jason Marquis.

Marquis was designated for assignment on June 5, and there were no takers for the veteran. He'll try to catch on somewhere else, but with a 6.46 ERA and 1.65 WHIP it might be hard for him to find a major league gig.
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 09:49:00 PM

Reds designated RHP Jason Marquis for assignment.

Marquis was demoted to the bullpen last week but has now been designated for assignment before making a relief appearance. He'll pass through waivers and can declare free agency if he wants.
Fri, Jun 5, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Jason Marquis has been demoted to the Reds' bullpen.

It's pretty amazing that he lasted this long, really. Marquis posted a 6.46 ERA over nine starts for the Reds, including an 8.50 mark over his last four outings. He'll work in a mop-up role.
Fri, May 29, 2015 03:46:00 PM

Jason Marquis allowed four runs -- two earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Monday in the Reds' loss to the Rockies.

Marquis gave up an RBI single to Nolan Arenado in the first inning, a two-run single to DJ LeMahieu in the second, and a solo homer to Arenado in the fourth. It could have been much worse, as Marquis gave up a whopping 10 hits and two walks. He has a brutal 6.46 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 47 1/3 innings this season.
Mon, May 25, 2015 04:13:00 PM

Jason Marquis was pulled after giving up four runs in 3 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Royals.

Marquis has a 6.91 ERA, but who could have possibly seen that coming? The Reds have to be close to moving on. If they don't want both Raisel Iglesias and Michael Lorenzen in the rotation, then they could go back to old friend Dylan Axelrod.
Wed, May 20, 2015 11:11:00 PM

Jason Marquis was knocked around for six runs over three innings in a loss to the Giants on Friday.

Marquis gave up a three-run blast to Brandon Belt in the first inning and later allowed three more runs in the third, including a two-run blast to Buster Posey. The veteran right-hander has served up nine home runs in just 38 innings this season and now owns a 6.63 ERA on the year. He doesn't figure to get many more chances in Cincinnati's rotation.
Fri, May 15, 2015 10:29:00 PM

Jason Marquis pitched poorly on Saturday, allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings against the White Sox.

Marquis only walked one, but that control didn't matter, as the White Sox accumulated 10 hits and three homers against the veteran right-hander. Alexei Ramirez, Avisail Garcia and Gordon Beckham all homered in the contest. Not exactly a murderer's row right there. For the season, Marquis holds a 5.66 ERA and 1.51 WHIP to go with a 28/10 K/BB ratio over 35 innings. He'll take those numbers out against the Giants in a home start next time he toes the rubber.
Sat, May 9, 2015 11:31:00 PM

Jason Marquis earned his third win of the season on Saturday, as he held the Braves to three runs (two earned) over 6 1/3 innings.

Outside of a two-run homer by Cameron Maybin in the fourth and an RBI double by Andrelton Simmons in the seventh, Marquis managed to keep the Braves off the scoreboard. He allowed five hits, struck out four and walked two during his time on the mound. Marquis now sports a 4.91 ERA and 1.43 WHIP, with a 28/9 K/BB ratio across 29 1/3 innings. The numbers aren't spectacular, but Marquis has pitched decently over his last two starts. He'll try to keep up his winning ways in a road start against the White Sox.
Sat, May 2, 2015 11:38:00 PM

Jason Marquis picked up his second win of the season after holding the Brewers to two runs over eight innings on Monday.

Marquis entered the game with a 7.20 ERA over his first three starts, so he sorely needed an outing like Monday's. The lowly Brewers could only squeak out two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three times. Marquis, with a more reasonable 5.48 ERA, also sports a 1.52 WHIP and a 24/7 K/BB ratio in 23 innings. He'll match up with the Braves at Turner Field in his next start.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 10:50:00 PM

Jason Marquis allowed five runs on nine hits over five innings but was the beneficiary of enough offense to earn the win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

It was an odd start for Marquis, who struck out eight but was also giving up extra-base hits when the Brewers were making contact. The win was his first of the season but raised his ERA to 7.20 through three starts. Marquis will go again Sunday against the Cubs.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 11:57:00 PM

Jason Marquis yielded five runs (four earned) in four innings, taking the loss versus the Cubs on Wednesday.

Anthony Rizzo jumped on Jason Marquis for a two-run home run in the first inning. The Cubs added two more in the second with an RBI single and a bases-loaded hit batsman. Marquis, overall, surrendered seven hits and walked three while striking out six in the outing. Marquis will likely get bumped out of the rotation when Homer Bailey returns, but his fantasy value is already below sea level. He takes on the Brewers on the road next.
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 10:53:00 PM

Jason Marquis yielded three runs in six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

Making his first start in the majors since 2013, Marquis held the Cardinals to five hits (including a solo homer from Randal Grichuk) and a pair of walks while striking out seven batters. The Reds couldn't have asked for much better. Marquis' time in the Reds' rotation could be short with Homer Bailey (elbow) due back from the disabled list later this month. We're not expecting much in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 10:38:00 PM

Reds purchased the contract of RHP Jason Marquis from Triple-A Louisville.

The veteran right-hander secured a spot in the Reds starting rotation to begin the season after posting a 3.46 ERA and 14/10 K/BB ratio in 26 innings. He shouldn't hold much value outside of NL-only formats.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 07:08:00 PM

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