The San Diego Padres have re-signed right-hander Jason Marquis to a one-year contract worth $3 million, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com:
#padres agree to terms with jason marquis, $3M, 1 year— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) December 3, 2012
Marquis started the 2012 season as a member of the Minnesota Twins. After starting seven games for the Twins last spring the right-hander was released. Given the injury issues that San Diego’s pitching staff dealt with last year, the club signed Marquis the day after he was released.
The 34-year-old made one start for the Padres Double-A affiliate, but he spent the rest of the season with at the major league level. Over 15 starts for San Diego he maintained an ERA of 4.04. His combined ERA for the season with the Twins and Padres ended up being 5.22.
While he hasn’t made more than 23 starts in a season over the past three years, Marquis averaged more than 30 starts a year from 2004-09. Over that span he maintained an ERA of 4.49 while pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies.
Over 13 seasons at the major league level Marquis has posted an ERA of 4.60 with 5.3 strikeouts and 3.4 walks per nine innings.