After having a respectable season in the National League a year ago -- mostly for the Washington Nationals, where he was 8-6 with a 3.95 ERA -- Jason Marquis was a huge disappointment for the Minnesota Twins.
A loser in his last four starts, giving up 20 earned runs in 16-plus innings, Marquis was designated for assignment, giving the Twins 10 days to decide what to do with Marquis.
They've since made that decision:
The #Twins have placed Jason Marquis on release waivers. If he isn't claimed within 48 hours he'll become a free agent.— Phil Mackey (@PMac21) May 26, 2012
It's unlikely that Marquis will be claimed off waivers, but it's possible that he winds up back in the National League where he has a bit of a track record pitching for the Braves, Cardinals, Cubs, Rockies, Nationals and Diamondbacks.
The Twins had signed Marquis to a one-year, $3.6 million deal in the offseason.