Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Local Guy Gets The Call Up

Jason Marquis' tenure with the Minnesota Twins lasted just 7 starts as the club announced today that he will be designated for release or assignment.  His last start, where he only managed to go only 1.2 innings and gave up 8 earned runs, was the straw that broke the camel's back as patience finally ran out.  The Twins were hoping to get an innings eater with Marquis as well as another veteran in the rotation, but his astronomical 8.47 ERA and average innings per start of 4.2 just wasn't going to cut it.

In his place, the Twins are calling up Cole DeVries from AAA Rochester who will be making his first Major League start tonight in Chicago.  DeVries went to Eden Prairie High School and later the University of Minnesota.  He has spent 6 years in the Twins farm system compiling a 32-42 overall record with an ERA of 4.01.

Marquis is just another one from the opening day roster to be gone this year as the Twins' September call-ups continue on in May.  Stay tuned for more updates.

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