The Reds have released minor-league pitcher Marcus Walden , Baseball America reports. Walden, 26, lasted three innings in his only start with Double-A Pensacola, giving up five runs (four earned) on seven hits and three walks while striking out two. He has spent most of his career in the Blue Jays organization.
The Reds have signed right-handers Jose Flores and Marcus Walden to minor league deals. Both had been in the Oakland organization.
The Athletics outrighted pitcher Marcus Walden to Double-A Midland, opening up a spot on the 40-man roster. Walden, 25, has yet to appear in a major-league game.
The Athletics have claimed right-hander Marcus Walden off waivers after he was let go by Toronto on Tuesday. He has been sent to Triple-A Sacramento. The 25-year-old Walden has yet to pitch in a major league game and has not put up strongly impressive numbers in the minors. He yielded 184 hits in 162 1/3 innings with just 88 strikeouts while compiling a 6-14 record at Double-A New Hampshire in 2013.
The Blue Jays made a few roster moves as expected Tuesday. The team selected the contract of infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo after placing infielder Maicer Izturis (knee) on the 15-day disabled list. Izturis is expected to miss 4-6 recovering from a torn LCL in his knee. To make room for Kawasaki on the 40-man roster, pitcher Marcus Walden was designated for assignment. Pitcher Jeremy Jeffress also cleared waivers and was outrighted to Buffalo.
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