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Padres keeping veteran Marquis in the fold

Padres keeping veteran Marquis in the fold

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Padres came to the Winter Meetings looking to add starting pitchers, either through free agency or trades. They certainly didn't wait long, on Monday signing Jason Marquis to a one-year contract.

Marquis is a known commodity, having spent most of the 2012 season with San Diego.

Marquis, 34, went 6-7 with a 4.04 ERA in 15 starts after he was added to the Padres' roster on June 7 -- he signed a Minor League contract with the team on May 29. He started the year with the Twins but was released on May 26 after going 2-4 with an 8.47 ERA in seven starts.

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Marquis had eight quality starts for the Padres, including a two-hit shutout of the Pirates on Aug. 11. He walked one in that start and struck out four.

Marquis became a free agent on Oct. 29.

Corey Brock is a reporter for MLB.com. Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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