Jeff Marquez makes MLB Debut, then sent back to Charlotte


During Friday night’s 8-2 Chicago White Sox win over the Kansas City Royals, a young hurler made his Major League debut: the Sox Jeff Marquez, who came in to pitch the final inning of garbage time before being sent back down to AAA Charlotte the next day.

Marquez was called up for bullpen help last week when Jake Peavy was added to the Sox disabled list and shut down for the season. When it came time for Peavy’s slot in the rotation, Marquez was jettisoned back to Charlotte to make way for top starting rotation prospect Daniel Hudson.

But Marquez still had a chance to throw down in “The Show,” and I had an exclusive with him after he put in his inning of work.

By Paul M. Banks

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