The Blue Jays are reportedly interested in former New York Yankees prospect Brett Marshall, who worked out for the team Tuesday, according to reports.
According to Matt Kardos of MLB.com and Emily Waldon of the Athletic, former New York Yankee pitcher Brett Marshall threw a session in front of the Blue Jays management Tuesday. Kardos previously reported (for Pinstriped Prospects) that he was eyeing a return to “affiliated” ball.
Waldon also adds a video obtained through a source, which shows Marshall tossing a bullpen session to a catcher for the Jays at various different angles.
Marshall, who turns 29 in March, was drafted by the Yankees in the sixth round of the 2008 draft and made his debut with the team in 2013.
After pitching only 12 innings with the Yankees, he was designated for assignment and was promptly claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.
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Soon after, in November 2014, he was claimed by the Colorado Rockies, signed with the independent Sugar Land Skeeters and signed with the Tampa Bay Rays before eventually settling with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.
A right-hander with a fastball that can reach 95 mph regularly, Marshall, a native of Highlands, Texas has appeared in games for affiliates at most levels of minor league competition, most prominently at the Triple-A level.
His best season, which came in 2012 with the Double-A Trenton Thunder, saw him pitch to an ERA of 3.52 in 158.1 frames, striking out 120 and walking 68 in 27 starts, 13 of which he won.
If the Blue Jays do end up signing him, it would likely be on a minor-league deal with an invite to big league spring training. Kardos also added that Marshall was set to work out for the St. Louis Cardinals, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants.