The Cincinnati Reds have signed right-handed pitcher Jason Marquis to a minor-league contract, the team announced. The deal includes an invitation to major-league spring training.
Reds have signed RHP Jason Marquis to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League spring training camp.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) January 21, 2015
Marquis, 36, sat out the 2014 season in order to recover from Tommy John surgery. In parts of 14 seasons in the majors, Marquis has a record of 121-114 with a 4.56 ERA. He pitched for the San Diego Padres in 2013. The New York native has pitched for eight teams over those 14 years.
Marquis made the All-Star game in 2009 as a member of the Colorado Rockies. He got the All-Star nod thanks to a 15-13 record and a 4.04 ERA.
Marquis has a relationship with Reds General Manager Walt Jockety. Jockety was the general manager for the St. Louis Cardinals, who Marquis pitcher for from 2004-2006.
The top of the Reds rotation is set with Johnny Cueto, Homer Bailey and Mike Leake. Marquis will be competing with Tony Cingrani, Raisel Iglesias, Anthony DeSclafani, Dylan Axelrod and David Holmberg for a spot in the Reds starting rotation.