Jason Marquis SP CIN 3 months ago

Marquis was released by the Reds on Thursday.

Marquis' designation for assignment effectively ended his run with the club, as it's unlikely he would have accepted an assignment to the minors. He has now become a free agent, and will be free to sign with any club looking for another arm.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 3 months ago

Marquis was designated for assignment by the Reds on Friday.

Marquis was mercifully removed from the

Reds' rotation a couple weeks ago, starting only nine games in his brief tenure. He did not make any relief appearances after being moved to the bullpen. His days in the organization appear to be over, though it's possible he could accept an assignment to serve as depth in

Triple-A.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 3 months ago

Marquis (general soreness) has been moved to the bullpen, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

Even though it's less than two months into the season, this has been a long time coming for Marquis. The 36-year-old has been knocked around to the tune of a 6.46 ERA and 1.65 WHIP in 47.1 innings this year, with an opponents' batting average of .330. A recent health issue gave the Reds the excuse they needed to make the switch, and now that it's official, Mike Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias are effectively cemented into the rotation.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 3 months ago

Marquis's health is part of the reason why the Reds are listing Sunday's starter as "TBA". "We'll make a decision on Sunday as we move forward," Price said. "We're waiting on Cueto, and Jason [Marquis] is a little banged up. It's nothing he can't pitch with, but he's banged up as well."

The Reds are getting closer to bouncing Marquis from the rotation entirely, but to do that, they need to have Johnny Cueto fully operational first.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 3 months ago

Marquis surrenders two earned runs on 10 hits in Monday's loss to the Rockies.

Marquis scattered 10 hits across 5.2 innings on Monday to earn the no decision in what would end up being yet another loss for the Reds. He took three losses in his previous three starts, and this one wasn't much better. His 6.46 ERA isn't going to cut it, and it will be interesting to see if Marquis gets another chance next week.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 3 months ago

Marquis will start for the Reds on Monday against the Rockies, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon confirms.

Marquis has now taken three straight losses, giving up 15 earned runs on 21 hits over that span. To make matters worse, he hasn't given the Cincinnati bullpen much relief, failing to make it out of the fourth inning in back-to-back outings. Despite the struggles, the 36-year-old right-hander will get at least one more turn in the rotation, but another poor outing could force manage Bryan Price into a decision.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 3 months ago

Marquis was pulled after 3.2 innings, yielding four runs on four hits and striking out one in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

In losing his past three starts, Marquis has surrendered 21 hits and 15 runs in 12.1 innings for a 15.33 ERA. It is unclear whether Marquis will remain in the rotation.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 3 months ago

Marquis was rocked for six runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out four while lasting just three innings in the Reds 10-2 loss to San Francisco on Friday night.

Marquis (3-3, 6.63 ERA) tossed 41 of 64 pitches for strikes, but he wasn't fooling anyone, allowing a three-run homer in the first and a two-run shot in the third inning. He has collected three wins, but has just one start that would be considered quality so the Reds will likely be looking for alternatives if he doesn't show considerable improvement soon.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 4 months ago

Marquis will start the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the White Sox.

Friday's game, which was postponed due to rain, has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader. Marquis will face Carlos Rodon in Rodon's first career major league start.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 4 months ago

Marquis was strong in a win Monday, going eight innings while allowing only two runs against the Brewers.

Marquis's dominant start was a nice change after the veteran had allowed 13 total runs in his first three starts of the season. Marquis' season continues on this weekend as the Reds travel to Atlanta to play the Braves.