The Rockies have signed 28-year old righty starter/reliever Jeff Marquez to a minor league deal. He pitched in 17 games (14 starts) in AAA-ball for the Mariners earlier this year and he was 4-8 with a 6.69 ERA and a 1.85 WHIP. Marquez gave up 108 hits and he walked 34 batters in only 76 2/3 innings in the minors while whiffing 45 batters. He he pitched in 4 games (0 starts) in parts of two years in the majors and he was 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. Marquez is unlikely to help the Rockies much in 2012.