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Jason Marquis Placed On Release Waivers

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:

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.

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