Padres pitcher Jason Marquis out for season, may need elbow surgery
No decision has been made about surgery. "The doctor feels as though it's significant," Padres manager Bud Black said.
Marquis, 34, allowed six runs on eight hits with three walks over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in his last start on Friday.
Marquis was 9-5 with a 4.05 ERA in 20 starts this season, but went 0-3 with a 5.13 ERA over his last six starts.
"You look at the win-loss record and the overall ERA, though it has been climbing as of late, and we won a lot of games he started," Black said.Marquis signed a deal with the Padres last season after being released by the Minnesota Twins in May and then re-signed with San Diego on a one-year, $3 million deal in the offseason.