The Twins added depth to their starting rotation on Thursday, as they officially signed free-agent starting pitcher Jason Marquis to a one-year deal worth $3 million.
Marquis, 33, posted a 4.43 ERA in 23 starts with the Nationals and D-backs last season. He also struck out 76, walked 43 and allowed 11 homers in 132 innings.
"As everybody is aware, we're looking for pitching, starting pitching in particular, and Jason fits that bill," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. "He's a ground-ball machine and he throws the ball over the plate. I think our ballpark will suit our needs and his. Obviously, we have to support him defensively, but he's a guy who has taken the ball and has hundreds of starts and veteran experience. We're glad to have him here."
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