The Twins are reportedly close to signing free agent starting pitcher Jason Marquis.  According to Ken Rosenthal with Fox Sports Marquis and the Twins are nearing a deal.  Marquis in 2011 with both Washington and Arizona was a combined 8-6 with a 4.43 ERA in 132 innings.

The 33-year old is 6’1 210 pounds and has pitched for Atlanta, the Chicago Cubs, Washington and Arizona in his career.  His fastball has been clocked at 89 MPH.