Amidst a flurry of September 1st moves, the Indians announced that they’ve opted to designated right-hander Evan Marshall for assignment in order to make room for fellow righty Jon Edwards, whose contract has been selected from Triple-A Columbus.
Marshall, 28, was part of the Tribe’s infamous early-season bullpen shuffle as the club sorted through a host of relievers in order to find some semblance of stability in a bullpen that was then one of the worst in baseball. Of course, Marshall was more a part of the problem than he was a part of the solution for the Indians, as he allowed six earned runs in seven innings for the MLB club. He also walked a quartet of hitters during that time.
There was a reason the Cleveland organization gave him a look, though. His track record at Triple-A was nearly flawless; Marshall posted a sparkling 2.51 FIP across 24 innings with the Columbus Clippers, with an ERA that came out to less than half that figure. However, they apparently didn’t feel it would be worth the opportunity to allow him to sort things out in the majors during September, and he’ll now be available for another club to take a chance on as active roster allotments expand to 40.
I remember him from his debut with Arizona. He always seemed to have pretty good potential but just couldn’t put it together consistently. Lots of movement on his pitches
I’m pretty sure I remember him pitching really good for the Mariners at the end of 2016. But that doesn’t show up on his BBRF or MLB.com stat page. It’s weird that I would remember it so clearly but it not to have ever happened, I don’t even think he gave up a run.
And now I realize I was thinking of Evan Scribner. I was really confused for awhile.
Giants please pick him up. Sinkerballers tend to do well with our defense behind them. (Dyson, Romo, Gearrin during his first 2 years)
Not since Francona lifted Chris Perez from a blown save situation in late 2013 has the Tribe fan base met a move with such thunderous applause.
Did you miss the McAllister move? If so, just wait until they finally dump Tomlin and you’ll see an even greater response.
Call me sentimental, but I’d love to see the ‘Lil Cowboy ride off into the sunset with a World Series ring.
Sentimental fool, he came in tonight and promptly gave up yet another dinger.
No, McAllister’s outings were slightly less disastrous than Marshall’s. Tomlin will definitely top the list when Francona and the FO have finally seen enough. I have to wonder how many HRs the guy has to surrender to get to that tipping point.
Why are these Indians posts not showing up in the Indians thread on the app? Haven’t had them carryover since a L. Martin post over a week ago.
They’re showing on mine.
Go to your Indians feed and swipe down to refresh. If that doesn’t work, force close the app and open it again.
Thanks for the suggestions. I’ve gone as far as uninstalling and reinstalling the app to no success.