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Twins Designate Jason Marquis For Assignment

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0  Updated at 4:13 pm, May 22nd, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Stephen Brashear/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — The Minnesota Twins designated starting pitcher Jason Marquis for assignment Tuesday. The 33-year-old right-hander is 2-4 on the year with an ERA of 8.47. Last Sunday, he allowed eight runs in 1 2/3 innings of work against the Milwaukee Brewers.

The Twins signed Marquis to a one-year contract this past off-season worth $3 million.

In his 13-year big league career, Marquis owns a record of 106-102. Before signing with the Twins, he played for the Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Colorado Rockies, Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks.

To fill Marquis’ spot on the roster, the Twins purchased the contract of pitcher Cole DeVries from Triple-A Rochester.

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