ESPN's Jayson Stark reports the Phillies have signed starting pitcher Jason Marquis to a minor-league deal. Marquis pitched for the San Diego Padres in 2013 before undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery in July.
Marquis, 35, was 9-5 with a 4.05 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP in 20 starts in 2013. Overall in 14 seasons, mostly in the National League, the right-hander is 121-114 with a 4.56 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP. Of his 368 career appearances, 309 of them were starts so he has had some bullpen experience.
Stark points out Marquis could step into the Phillies rotation if they were to move any starters at the trade deadline. In addition to potential rotation help, Marquis could be of us in the Phillies bullpen, which struggled against the Mets over the weekend.
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