Jason Marquis clears waivers, officially becomes a free agent
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The 48-hour claim window closed on Monday, which means Jason Marquis officially became a free agent.
The Twins designated Marquis early last week after the right-hander gave up eight earned runs in 1 2/3 innings in Milwaukee. When general manager Terry Ryan was unable to find a trade partner, the Twins placed Marquis on release waivers.
The Twins are still on the hook for his entire $3 million salary, but Marquis is now free to sign anywhere.
Marquis, 33, owns a 4.63 career ERA, mostly in the National League.