Jason marquis 4 According to an article on Yahoo! Sports, Washington Nationals pitcher and MOT Jason Marquis could miss as much as six weeks with elbow problems. From the article:

Nationals right-hander Jason
Marquis
(notes)

(mar-KEE) is expected to
miss six weeks with a right elbow injury.

Marquis, who is 0-3 with a 20.52 ERA this season, got a second
opinion
Thursday that confirmed the original diagnosis of swelling and what the
team
said are “loose bodies” in the elbow.

He went on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday. The
Nationals are going to
bring up right-hander Luis Atilano from Triple-A Syracuse to replace
Marquis as
the scheduled starter Friday night against the Los
Angeles Dodgers
.

Marquis had a cortisone shot Thursday and will not throw for seven to
10
days, then will begin a throwing program.

Jason has been a gracious through-the-mail (TTM) signer. I understand he's very good about signing autographs in person, too. From what I've read, he's a stand up guy, who embraces his status as a Jewish Major Leaguer.

Here's hoping he's back soon and better than before.