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Jason Marquis | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (36) / 8/21/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. May 20 - 11:11 PM

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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.
May 15 - 10:29 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.
May 9 - 11:31 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.
May 2 - 11:38 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.
Apr 27 - 10:50 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.
Apr 21 - 11:57 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.
Apr 15 - 10:53 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.
Apr 10 - 10:38 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.
Apr 5 - 7:08 PM

Jason Marquis notched a quality start on Sunday, yielding three runs in six innings as the Reds won 8-6 over the Angels.

Marquis, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013, has already locked up a spot in the Reds' starting rotation. He's had a decent spring showing, posting a 3.46 ERA with a 14/10 K/BB ratio in 26 innings. The 36-year-old holds very little fantasy value.
Mar 29 - 6:33 PM

Jason Marquis struggled towards the end of his five-inning start against the White Sox on Wednesday, allowing four runs.

Marquis allowed a pair of runs in both the fourth and fifth innings. He gave up five hits and walked three while striking out one in the outing. The veteran right-hander will pitch out of the Reds' rotation to begin the season but he won't be there long as Homer Bailey is due back in April. He would have been fantasy anathema even if he had a permanent rotation spot.
Mar 18 - 7:32 PM

Jason Marquis has secured a spot in the Reds' starting rotation.

Of course, with Homer Bailey due back at some point in April, it probably won't last long. Marquis, 36, pitched exclusively at the Triple-A level last year and had a 4.05 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, and 72/68 K/BB ratio in 117 2/3 innings with the Padres in 2013. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Mar 18 - 11:43 AM

Reds manager Bryan Price indicated Monday that Jason Marquis and Paul Maholm are good bets to make the team's rotation.

"The thing is, when we have veteran guys like Marquis and Maholm, you're not going to use them for one start," Price said. "If they're going to be on our team, the hope is that they're on our team for an entire season, if not longer. And that's how we have to look at that. … You can back-and-forth a young guy. You can start a game or two and then go down to the Minor Leagues or go to the bullpen and help us as a long guy. So Marquis and Maholm are looking more like long-term, start-to-finish options for us." The Reds have decided to move Tony Cingrani to the bullpen, which means there are three rotation spots up grabs with Homer Bailey (elbow) slated to begin the year on the disabled list. If Marquis and Maholm lock up two of them, that leaves Raisel Iglesias and Anthony DeSclafani to battle for one spot. Neither Marquis nor Maholm are good bets to remain in the rotation for the duration of the season even if they break camp as part of it.
Mar 16 - 9:25 PM

Jason Marquis worked a trio of perfect innings Sunday against the Mariners.

Marquis is making a good early impression as he followed up Tuesday's sterling effort with more of the same against the Mariners. The right-hander faced the minimum with three strikeouts.
Mar 8 - 6:28 PM

Jason Marquis tossed two scoreless innings Tuesday in the Reds' Cactus League opener versus the Indians.

Marquis fanned three Reds hitters and did not allow a hit, but he did issue to walks. The 36-year-old right-hander is doubtful to crack the Reds' Opening Day roster. He signed a non-guaranteed minor league contract with Cincinnati in late January.
Mar 3 - 6:23 PM

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