Marquis UCL Torn, Surgery Probable; O’Sullivan to Start Wednesday
Almost on cue following the announcement of the Padres newest addition to the DL, MLB.com’s own Corey Brock got word that RHP Jason Marquis has sustained a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), assuring that the pitcher will need to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the damage. Marquis was due to become a free agent this winter, so the future of Marquis as a Padre could be over.
Marquis was acquired in the middle of the 2012 season and posted a 15-12 record with a 4.04 ERA as a member of the San Diego Padres. Over his 14 year career, Marquis collected a 121-114 record with a lifetime 4.56 ERA. While his ERA was relatively high, Marquis performed well enough over his career to sustain a winning record and collect 1,137 strikeouts over 1,921 innings pitched.
In addition to the news of Marquis’ torn UCL, the Padres have also chosen RHP Sean O’Sullivan as Wednesday night’s starter against the Milwaukee Brewers. O’Sullivan made his Padres debut on July 12 against the San Francisco Giants, pitching 5 innings and only surrendering 2 earned runs. Sean also appeared as a reliever on July 19th against the St. Louis Cardinals, pitching 2 innings and giving up 3 earned runs.
While July 12th was his first appearance as a Padre, O’Sullivan has appeared in 45 games over the past five seasons, having pitched for the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels, collecting a 10-15 record with a 6.43 ERA.
First pitch is slated for 5:10pm Wednesday night in Milwaukee at Miller Park.