The Reds released pitcher Jason Marquis , according to the MLB transaction wire. Marquis, 36, was not having a good year with the Reds this year. Before being designated for assignment, Marquis had allowed 17 runs on 31 hits in his last 18 innings pitched. He was designated for assignment on June 5. This year, Marquis has posted a 6.46 ERA and 1.65 WHIP.
The Reds have promoted Pedro Villarreal and designated for assignment fellow veteran right-hander Jason Marquis. The 36-year-old Marquis has failed to prove himself to be a still-viable starter. He has allowed 17 runs on 31 hits in his last 18 innings pitched. He has lost his last three decisions for Cincinnati, his sixth team since 2011. Villareal has fared no better in brief stints with the Reds. He owns a 6.75 career ERA.
Reds starting pitcher Jason Marquis is being reassigned to the bullpen, manager Bryan Price said Friday. The veteran right-hander won a spot in the rotation this spring, but he has struggled through the first two months. Marquis is winless in his last four starts, and he is 3-4 with a 6.46 ERA in nine starts this season.
Reds pitcher Jason Marquis allowed four runs, two earned, on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings of work in Cincinnati's 5-4 loss to the Rockies on Monday, but did not factor into a decision. Marquis had issues in the first inning when he surrendered an RBI single to Nolan Arenado with a man on second. Then in the second, Marquis gave up another RBI single with runners on second and third to DJ LeMahieu, plating two runs. Marquis then allowed a solo home run to Nolan Arenado in the fourth. Marquis, who remains 3-4, moved his ERA to 6.46 in 47 1/3 innings of work. He will look to bounce back Sunday against the Nationals.
Reds starting pitcher Jason Marquis' spot in the rotation appears to be on shaky ground following a third straight loss Wednesday at Kansas City, which dropped him to 3-4 with a 6.91 ERA through eight starts. "Those are tough questions when you are struggling, when you've lost five in a row and during those five games you've had some really poor pitching performances from our starting pitchers," manager Bryan Price said, per MLB.com. "The question is a reasonable question. It isn't insensitive or ill-timed. "What Jason provides us is important. But it is important also that he performs the way I know he can and the way he did early in the year. We always have to try and put the best team on the field. When he's throwing the way he's capable of throwing, he can be a part of a real good starting rotation."
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