According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Minnesota Twins and free-agent right-handed pitcher Jason Marquis are close to a deal. Marquis hit the open market after finishing a two-year, $15 million deal he signed with the Washington Nationals.
The 33-year-old Marquis is coming off a - well, Jason Marquis kind of season. The righty posted a 4.82 ERA across 179 innings of work (33 starts) with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.62 over the span of his two-year deal that he finished with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
If the sides can hammer out a deal, Marquis will be pitching for an American League team for the first time in his twelve year career.
- Twitter / @Ken_Rosenthal - Source: #Twins close to signing free-agent RHP Jason Marquis. #MLB
Personally, I'm not going to like this signing no matter the numbers that come out - unless it's a non-guaranteed deal. The Twins are getting a starter who is a fifth-starter at best, is on his last leg and simply doesn't miss bats.