Reds claim Brett Marshall
The Reds made another roster move Wednesday just prior to Spring Training. Right-handed pitcher Brett Marshall was claimed off of waivers from the Cubs. To make room on the roster, infielder Henry Rodriguez was designated for assignment.
A starting pitcher in the Minors, Marshall never played for the Cubs, which claimed him off of waivers in December from the Yankees. Chicago needed a spot after it signed pitcher Jason Hammel.
A 23-year-old, Marshall appeared in three games for the Yankees last season and posted a 4.50 ERA in 12 innings. He allowed 13 hits and seven walks with seven strikeouts.
In 25 games, all starts, last season for Triple-A Wilkes Barre-Scranton, Marshall was 7-10 with a 5.12 ERA. In 138 2/3 innings, he allowed 144 hits and 68 walks while striking out 120.
The Reds still have 59 players in camp, but now will have 31 pitchers when they report on Friday.
Rodriguez batted .174 (4-for-23) in 21 games over parts of two seasons with the Reds. He batted .274/.319/.335 with four homers and 41 RBIs last season for Triple-A Louisville.