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Jason Marquis, Minnesota Twins Reach One-Year, $3 Million Deal, According To Report

The Minnesota Twins did indeed reach a deal with veteran right-handed pitcher Jason Marquis, according to Jon Morosi on Twitter. After new broke that the two were close to getting a deal done, it looks like the two agreed to terms early Thursday on a one-year, $3 million deal. He's 33 years-old and a 12-year man in the MLB. Last season, he went 8-5 with the Washington Nationals a season ago before being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he hit a definite slump.

With Arizona, he went 0-1 with a 9.53 earned-run average in three starts, and then missed nearly two months at the end of the season with a broken right fibula after being hit with a line drive. His best season was back in 2004, when he went 15-7 with a 3.71 ERA, and he's never pitched in the American League.

Marquis will likely fill in as the fourth or fifth starter in the Minnesota rotation, after the team traded Kevin Slowey to the Rockies and moving starter Brian Duensing to the bullpen.

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