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Minnesota Twins, Jason Marquis Close To Agreement

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.

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.