JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — Jason Marquis, whose debut with the Washington Nationals this season has marked a low point in his 11-year pitching career, has been placed on the disabled list due to bone chips in his right elbow.

Marquis, a right-handed starter, was put on the team’s 15-day disabled list but may be out as long as six weeks. He is 0-and-3 this season with a bloated 20.52 ERA.

No word on whether the bone chips might have affected his pitching.

Marquis is Jew No. 3 on the disabled list this season. He joins Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Brad Ausmus, who earlier this month went on the list for the first time in his 18-year career, and Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler, who has been on the disabled list since Opening Day.

Kinsler’s recovery took a step forward Monday (Apr. 26) when he played his first game for the AA Frisco RoughRiders, going 0-for-3 with a walk. He’s expected to rejoin the Rangers’ active roster on Friday.

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