The A’s have designated 26-year old lefty reliever Jay Marshall for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Justin Duchscherer. Marshall pitched in 10 games (0 starts) for the A’s last season and he was 0-2 with a 14.73 ERA and a 1.77 WHIP. He pitched in 61 games (0 starts) in two years with the A’s and he was 1-4 with a 7.66 ERA and a 1.72 WHIP. Marshall will be no loss for the A’s as he was pitching batting practice for them.
UPDATE: Marshall has been claimed off waivers by the Mets.
UPDATE II: Marshall was returned to the A’s due to his physical condition and they then released him.