Marks (1-0) pitched three perfect innings in Sunday's 8-0 Grapefruit League win over the Phillies, striking out two.

Marks now has 10 scoreless innings to his name this spring and is a candidate for either a rotation or bullpen spot. The 29-year-old southpaw had an extensive minor league career with the Royals and turned in a quality season at Triple-A Durham in 2016 despite a 7-11 record. He acquitted himself well over his nine-inning major league stint with Tampa as well, generating a 1.00 ERA, albeit with some control issues. His work this spring and in his brief stint last year has made a positive impression on manager Kevin Cash. "He's kind of in that (Chase) Whitley category where he's shown the ability to do both, start or relieve,'' Cash said. "He's going to help us. I don't when, Opening Day, throughout the season, but he's going to help us just with the way we saw him last year, came up, didn't seem bothered by too much."

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