Hot Stove League News, Pitcher Jason Marquis and the St. Louis Cardinals have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.5 million-dollar contract.
The right-hander went 13-and-14 last season with a 4.13
In six years of big-league play, Marquis is 42-and-36.
Marquis is also a pretty good hitter for a pitcher, having hit .310 with one home run and 10 r-b-i's last season.
For that he won a National League Silver Slugger award.