Yankees Designate Brett Marshall For Assignment

The Yankees announced that they have designated Brett Marshall for assignment.  The move will make room for the newly-signed Carlos Beltran on the 40-man roster.

Marshall made three big league relief appearances in the bigs last season but spent the lion's share of the year in Triple-A where he posted a 5.13 ERA with 7.8 K/9 and 4.4 BB/9 in 25 starts.  Baseball America ranked Marshall as the No. 6 prospect in the Yankees' system after the 2012 season and noted that he boasted the best changeup of any pitcher in the bunch.  Unfortunately for the Yanks and Marshall, the right-hander didn't shine in his first season at the Triple-A level.

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22 Comments on "Yankees Designate Brett Marshall For Assignment"


Spencer James
1 year 8 months ago

Vernon Wells will see at least another day in pinstripes!

Spencer James
1 year 8 months ago

That and another Yankee prospect bites the dust. :/ Someone in talent evaluation/development needs to be on the hot seat.

LazerTown
1 year 8 months ago

He was never a top prospect. It’s not like a great development will turn him into Kershaw.

BeisbolJunkie
1 year 8 months ago

Has anybody heard who the Yankees are going to name as Mike Harkey’s replacement?

Adam Brunelle
1 year 8 months ago

Lots of people are saying Gary Tuck is the favorite. Not sure if it’s been made official yet, but pretty sure that’s the way everyone in the organization is leaning.

1 year 8 months ago

He was far too young for the 2014 Yankees.

JacobyWanKenobi
1 year 8 months ago

Best to dfa him now, so he’s less likely to be picked up after a poor year.

jjs91
1 year 8 months ago

Probably an ideal time to dfa him, now that most teams 40 are filled. With 43 men on their active roster they can’t be too patient.

BeisbolJunkie
1 year 8 months ago

Yeah that is real smart. Lets DFA a player that still has options left. The way The Cashman is filling out his 40m roster now might run him into troubleif he keeps it up. If he has a full 40m roster, at least 15 of those players have to be able to be optioned if he wants to keep them. Already he has packed that roster full of guys who can’t be sent down due to service time or lack of options.

jjs91
1 year 8 months ago

Huff and wells are probably next they needed 3 spots. They didn’t have any bubble players without options left..

LazerTown
1 year 8 months ago

Roughly count 19 players still that can be sent down. You also have the dl, so if anyone goes down you can use one of the players with options.

BitLocker
1 year 8 months ago

…why? Watch him get picked up by the Rays and become god tier.

DMoney1184
1 year 8 months ago

To clear a spot on the 40 man roster for Beltran.

BeisbolJunkie
1 year 8 months ago

Get ready, because 2 more are getting the boot any day now to make room for Brian Roberts & Matt Thornton.

Paul Ryan Stivender
1 year 8 months ago

The Astros should take a shot at him. He is from Houston (Baytown), still young and has talent.

LazerTown
1 year 8 months ago

Why?
It’s not like he is a real top prospects. Teams don’t usually clamor for guys that struggle in AAA but look like they could be future backend starters. Teams usually have their own players in the same situation, or they want to devote the slot to the longshot that is less likely but could have a bigger impact.

BeisbolJunkie
1 year 8 months ago

Yeah because teams never acquire players To be traded later on. If what you are saying is true then teams would’t participate in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft. Just because he isn’t a prospect doesn’t mean he lacks value. Tell that to Daniel Nava, Miguel Gonzalez, or Jose Bautista. Obviously the Yankees saw something in him or else he never would have been on the 40m at all.

LazerTown
1 year 8 months ago

How is the minor league portion relevant?
Teams will have to stick him on their 40 man roster.

It’s not that he has no value, it’s that 40 man roster spots are in short supply for everyone, and is he really anything more exciting than many of the guys Houston has on their 40 man?

DMoney1184
1 year 8 months ago

The teams only have to keep him on their 40 man roster if they intend to use him in the majors. This is the time of year you see the “DFA game” where teams will claim a guy and then immediately put him on waivers themselves, trying to slip him through with the intention of keeping him at AAA for insurance. It could very well be called the “Casper Wells game”–that poor guy lingered in DFA from one organization to another all winter. Or the “Russ Canzler game”–that guy went from the Orioles to the Yankees to the Blue Jays….and like 5 others, maybe. Just around and around and around.

Paul Ryan Stivender
1 year 8 months ago

I don’t mean just throw him into the rotation day one but give him a shot during Spring Training and if he flounders DFA him. No harm no foul.

Edictor27
1 year 8 months ago

some team will take a chance on him, he’s still young and has some upside

Tyler Jedrzejak
1 year 8 months ago

Let the braves claim him wasn’t too long ago that people thought he was decent. Give him shot I say.