Cubs Claim Brett Marshall

The Cubs have claimed right-hander Brett Marshall off waivers from the Yankees, according to MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo (on Twitter). Marshall was designated for assignment last week when the Yankees made the signing of Carlos Beltran official.

Though he made a trio of relief appearances at the big league level in 2013, the bulk of his season was spent in Triple-A where he posted a 5.13 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 4.4 BB/9 in 25 starts. He ranked sixth among Yankees prospects just one year ago, drawing praise for having the best changeup in their system. In 2012, Marshall posted a 3.52 ERA with 6.8 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 in 158 1/3 innings at Double-A Trenton. Still just 23 years old, he's young enough to give the Cubs reason for optimism.

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6 Comments on "Cubs Claim Brett Marshall"

1 year 8 months ago

What move doesn’t Cotillo know about? He’s doing more at 18 than I’ve done in my whole life.

1 year 8 months ago

Stings, doesn’t it? lol

1 year 8 months ago

He reported the Doug Fister trade and Ricky Nolasco signing, as well as many other non-tender moves. He’s legit and has worked hard to get where he is at.

A. Perez
1 year 8 months ago

I hope Marshall makes a huge splash in the majors because as a Yankees fan I’m sick of hearing that rookies aren’t ready or are not good enough to be in the majors just to have them blossom in the majors with a different team. It’ll talk volumes about the Yankees scouts and evaluators as to how they suck at their profession. Good luck Marshall

Too Many Idiots
1 year 8 months ago

The Yankees have at least three Brett Marshalls on the 40-man. You can’t keep them all.

1 year 8 months ago

I know the Yankees scouts and evaluators are bad but It’s not like the players they release are going on to be all-stars. That said I do like Marshall and hope he does well. He is still young and maybe he gets something out of the change.