The Rockies optioned three players and reassigned nine other to their minor league camp on Sunday. Optioned to the minors were RHP Chad Bettis, who is converting from relief to a starting pitcher. He didn't allow a run in five spring innings. "He's in a good place," manager Walt Weiss said, per the Denver Post. "There's some clarity in his role and what he needs to do. It was a positive camp for him." First baseman Ben Paulsen, who had a .108 spring average. "He hasn't had a great spring," Weiss said. "But that doesn't diminish what I think of the guy." LHP Chris Rusin, who had a 6.43 spring ERA. Reassigned to minor league camp were: LHP Kraig Sitton, LHP Aaron Laffey, LHP John Lannan, RHP Jair Jurrjens, RHP Brett Marshall, catcher Audry Perez, infielders Trevor Story and Omar Quintanilla, and outfielder Roger Bernadina.
Looking to add pitching depth in the minors, the Rockies signed pitchers Jose Ortega, Justin Miller, Brett Marshall, Aaron Laffey and John Lannan to minor league contracts.
The Reds sent pitcher Brett Marshall outright to Triple-A Louisville Saturday. Marshall, who was designated for assignment Thursday, suffered a finger injury during the preseason. He is 0-5 with a 10.97 ERA and 14:27 K:BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings over seven starts with Louisville.
The Reds designated pitcher Brett Marshall for assignment Thursday, in order to clear up a spot on the 40-man roster. Marshall has struggled badly since returning from a finger injury this season, posting a 10.97 ERA with 27 walks in 21 1/3 innings.
Reds pitcher Brett Marshall, who's been on the disabled list due to a torn tendon in his finger, made his season debut Friday for Triple-A Louisville. He walked five and allowed two runs in 1 1/3 innings. Of his 35 pitches, Marshall threw 12 strikes.
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