By Scott Barancik/Jewish Baseball News

The Minnesota Twins designated P Jason Marquis for assignment on Tuesday (5/22/2012), effectively removing him from the club’s active roster as well as its 40-man roster.

Marquis, 33, has been largely ineffective in his first season with the Twins, going 2-4 with a 8.47 ERA, 12 strikeouts, and 14 walks in seven starts. Opposing batters have hit a blistering .371 against the eight-year veteran.

The Twins have 10 days to either add Marquis back to the club’s 40-man roster or waive, trade, or release him. The Columbus Dispatch said manager is trying to arrange a trade but will likely release Marquis if that fails.

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