Twins place Marquis on release waivers

Twins place Marquis on release waivers

Twins place Marquis on release waivers
MINNEAPOLIS -- Right-hander Jason Marquis, who was designated for assignment on Tuesday, was placed on release waivers by the Twins on Saturday, according to general manager Terry Ryan.

If Marquis isn't claimed in the next 48 hours, the 13-year veteran will become a free agent. The Twins tried to trade Marquis, but couldn't find any takers.

"It's not unusual," Ryan said. "We'll wait until the release waivers will expire. I expect he'll be signed, but I don't know by whom. But I suspect someone will sign him."

Marquis posted an 8.47 ERA in seven starts. The 33-year-old, who signed a one-year, $3 million deal before the season, struck out 12, walked 14 and gave up nine homers in 34 innings.