Jason Marquis SP CIN 6 days ago

Marquis (0-1) allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks Wednesday against the Cubs.

His line saving grace was his six strikeouts -- Marquis has fanned 13 in 10 innings to start the year, but he's also allowed 19 baserunners and a pair of homers. He'll see the Brewers on the road next week, and isn't an advisable fantasy start if you can avoid it.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 2 weeks ago

Marquis had his contract selected by the Reds on Sunday.

Marquis was named a member of the Reds' rotation early in spring training, so the move comes as no surprise. However, Homer Bailey (forearm) will rejoin the team part way through the season, at which point the club will need to decide whether to keep Marquis or Raisel Iglesias in the rotation.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 3 weeks ago

Even though it's been presumed that Marquis will win a spot in the Reds rotation, he and the other non-roster invitees on the Reds haven't yet been notified that they've made the team.

Marquis still is likely to win a spot, but the Reds and manager Bryan Price are being a little coy (though others might phrase that as being flexible) about their intentions to begin the season.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 1 month ago

Marquis will begin the year in the Reds' starting rotation, the Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports.

Paul Maholm has been told that he is now competing for a spot in the Reds' bullpen, with Raisel Iglesias also getting a spot in the Reds' rotation to start the season. Once Homer Bailey (forearm) comes off the DL, either Marquis or Iglesias will relinquish their spot, and for fantasy purposes, Iglesias is the one with the stuff and the upside to warrant a late-round flier.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 1 month ago

Reds manager Bryan Price hinted that Marquis and Paul Maholm will likely open the season in the starting rotation, mlb.com reports. "The thing is, when we have veteran guys like Marquis and Maholm, you're not going to use them for one start," Price said. "If they're going to be on our team, the hope is that they're on our team for an entire season, if not longer. And that's how we have to look at that. You can back-and-forth a young guy. You can start a game or two and then go down to the Minor Leagues or go to the bullpen and help us as a long guy. So Marquis and Maholm are looking more like long-term, start-to-finish options for us."

With Tony Cingrani moved to the bullpen, the Reds have Marquis, Paul Maholm, Raisel Iglesias and Anthony DeSclafani competing for three rotation spots. Of course, one of the guys who makes the cut probably won't last long, as Homer Bailey (knee) hopes to be ready by mid-April.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 1 month ago

Marquis threw three scoreless innings in his second spring training start of the year Sunday against the Mariners. "I thought it went really well," said Marquis. "I thought it was a big improvement over the first game just in terms of I was pounding the bottom of the strike zone with my sinker. I would have liked to have thrown from the stretch but I'm competing for a spot, so it's nice to put up zeroes and go from there."

Even though Marquis missed a good chunk of the 2014 season with an injury, he's pretty much a known quantity at this point in his career. So while pitching well now might help him earn an Opening Day roster spot, it's unlikely to make him a viable fantasy option in and of itself.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 2 months ago

Starting the Reds' spring training opener, Marquis threw two scoreless innings, striking out three while walking two.

Marquis has an outside chance of winning a rotation spot for the Reds, a chance that would be increased if Homer Bailey isn't ready to start the season.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 3 months ago

Marquis has signed with the Reds on a minor league deal with an invite to spring training.

Marquis spent his 2014 season in the Phillies minor league system, though he was released in August after posting an unimpressive 4.63 ERA with the Triple-A club. The 36-year-old hasn't appeared in the majors since 2013, and hasn't performed particularly well in his most recent stints, but he'll have a shot to make the big league roster in spring training.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 8 months ago

The Phillies released Marquis from his minor-league contract on Sunday.

The Phillies weren't considering promoting the 36-year-old to the big leagues when rosters expanded Monday, so the team decided it was in their best interest to part ways with the veteran. Marquis posted a 4.63 ERA over 46.2 innings with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, mediocre numbers that probably won't generate heavy interest from other teams looking to bolster their pitching staffs in September.

Jason Marquis SP CIN 8 months ago

Manager Ryne Sandberg said the Phillies have not discussed bringing Marquis up to the majors, CSN Philly reports.

Marquis just returned from the disabled list at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Wednesday. He allowed four runs on eight hits over five innings in his first start since straining his oblique last month. It is likely the Phillies will give him a look after he has a chance to shake off the rust in the minors.