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Marquis had MRI before signing

Apr 23, 2010, 11:26 PM EDT

Turns out the Nationals did require Jason Marquis to undergo an MRI of his elbow and shoulder before signing him in December to a two-year, $15 million contract.

Read Marquis’ comments and Mike Rizzo’s take on the injury on CSNwashington.com.

  1. natscan reduxit - Apr 24, 2010 at 1:10 AM

    … thank you Mark. I stand informed, and thankful for the brass's thoroughness. In light of that information, I am surprised that bone floaters came on so quickly.Go Nats!!

  2. Dave - Apr 24, 2010 at 1:55 AM

    I feel a bit less creepy about Marquis now, but it really does seem as though he ought to really take care of it definitively. But I know nothing–I'm neither an orthopedist nor a pitcher.

  3. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Apr 24, 2010 at 2:07 AM

    Well, we're learning. I am still afraid we're getting Brian Lawrenced here.

  4. sec3mysofa - Apr 24, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    well, at least they're not waiting two years to figure that out. They've got guys to bring up, and they are bringing them up. Can't ask for more than that.

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