• by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Reds release P Jason Marquis

    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.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Reds designate P Jason Marquis, promote P Pedro Villarreal

    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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Reds SP Jason Marquis out of rotation, reassigned to bullpen

    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.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Reds pitcher Jason Marquis struggles in start on Monday

    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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Reds SP Jason Marquis in jeopardy of losing rotation spot

    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."

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Reds P Jason Marquis struggles again in loss

    Reds pitcher Jason Marquis gave up four earned runs during Wednesday evening's 7-1 loss to the Royals. Marquis had yet another poor outing as he was only only able to go 3 2/3 innings. This marked the second appearance in a row that he didn't reach the fifth inning. Marquis has now given up 15 earned runs in his past three games. Marquis has a 6.91 ERA this season. His next start is projected for May 26 against the Rockies.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Reds P Jason Marquis allows six runs in Friday's loss

    Reds pitcher Jason Marquis surrendered six runs on seven hits over three innings during Friday's 10-2 loss to the Giants. "I'm just not very good right now," Marquis said, per MLB.com. "I'm not able to make consistent pitches like I want. Obviously, they're squaring balls up a little better than I hoped. Whether it's bad location or not, as much life on the ball I would like, I've got to figure out something here quick because it's not fun." His troubles began in the first inning when he gave up a three-run home run to Brandon Belt. He ran into more trouble when Buster Posey hit a two-run home run in the third. Marquis allowed another run on a single by Casey McGehee. Marquis struck out four batters and walked two during the outing. Marquis has allowed 21 runs over his last three starts and his ERA now stands at 6.63. His next expected start is scheduled for Wednesday at Kansas City.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Reds RHP Jason Marquis pitches poorly in loss to White Sox

    The encouraging spring training that landed veteran starter Jason Marquis a spot in the Reds rotation certainly seems like a distant memory now. He pushed that memory farther back Saturday night against the host White Sox. Marquis gave up five runs on 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings with one walk and no strikeouts. Marquis spent far more time than he would have liked watching balls fly over the fence. He allowed a home run to Alexei Ramirez in the second and blasts by Avisail Garcia and Gordon Beckham in the sixth. He was out of the game three batters later. The right-hander had won his previous three starts, but performed poorly in two of them. He has now surrendered 19 runs in his 29 innings pitched. He will seek to reverse his fortunes against San Francisco next weekend.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Friday's White Sox-Reds game postponed to Saturday

    Friday's interleague matchup between the White Sox and Reds has been postponed till Saturday, reports CSN Chicago. Rain caused the game to be postponed and the two teams will play a doubleheader Saturday. Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto will face White Sox pitcher Jason Marquis in Game 1, while White Sox pitcher Hector Noesi is going against Reds pitcher Carlos Rodon in Game 2.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Reds' Jason Marquis wins third game of year

    Reds starter Jason Marquis moved to 3-1 on the year with a win over Atlanta on Saturday. Marquis allowed three runs on five hits in 6 and 1/3 innings. He walked two and struck out four. Marquis threw 90 pitches, 47 strikes, and lowered his ERA to 5.22. His next start is scheduled for Friday, at the White Sox.