Jay Marshall Rumors

Jay Marshall Returned To Athletics; Released

Lefty reliever Jay Marshall was returned to the Athletics, reported Adam Rubin of the New York Daily News last night.  Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the A's released Marshall once he was returned. 

The Mets had claimed Marshall off waivers from the A's on January 8th, but Rubin says the claim was voided due to a shoulder injury Marshall had at the time of the claim.  The A's had designated Marshall in December to make room for Justin Duchscherer.  Marshall, 27, posted a 3.20 ERA, 5.3 K/9, and 2.7 BB/9 in 50.6 Triple A innings last year.

Mets Trying To Void Waiver Claim On Jay Marshall

The Mets are trying to void the waiver claim they made on lefty reliever Jay Marshall because of a pre-existing shoulder injury, reports Adam Rubin of The New York Daily News. Marshall was claimed from the A's back in early January, and the commissioner's office is looking into the matter.

Marshall, 27 next week, missed 32 days at the end of last season with tendinitis in his throwing shoulder. In 49.1 big league innings, he's posted a 7.66 ERA with more walks (22) than strikeouts (19), though his minor league numbers are more than respectable. 

Jay Marshall Designated For Assignment

The A's designated southpaw reliever Jay Marshall for assignment to make room for Justin Duchscherer today, writes Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.  Marshall, 27 in February, spent most of the last two seasons in the minors.  This year at Triple A he posted a 3.20 ERA, 5.3 K/9, and 2.7 BB/9 in 50.6 innings.

Marshall joined the A's as a Rule 5 claim from the White Sox in '06.  The A's did their part and kept Marshall with the big club in '07, but the Red Sox claimed him off waivers after the season.  The A's were able to claim him back a few months later.