Hall signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training with Tampa Bay on Friday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Hall appeared in 25 games with Double-A Richmond in the Giants' system in 2017, posting a 2.79 ERA and 40:12 K:BB over 29 relief innings. The soon-to-be 30-year-old has only pitched in nine major-league games in his professional career, with the latest coming in 2016 with the Marlins. Although Hall will likely begin the season in Triple-A, the right-hander could find his way to the big leagues if he's able to replicate his form from last year.
Hall was released by the Marlins on Sunday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Hall hasn't pitched since June 29, and he'd struggled between the MLB and Triple-A before then. After playing with Triple-A Reno and Triple-A New Orleans, Hall owns a hefty 6.50 ERA and 1.78 WHIP. Batters enjoyed a .321 batting average with Hall on the mound, and his lack of control (K:BB of 14:7) hadn't done him any favors. If he gets signed by a club, he'll simply provide extra depth to the bullpen and will likely see little, if any, time in The Show.
Hall was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Hall struggled in his only two appearances over the weekend, allowing four earned runs on four hits and three walks over three innings. Since that won't get the job done, the Marlins will try another option for right-handed bullpen depth, calling up Brian Ellington in a corresponding move.
Hall was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Since being claimed off waivers by the Marlins, Hall has yet to give up an earned run through four relief appearances in Triple-A. He will now join the Marlins bullpen and Jose Urena will be optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.
Hall was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Sunday. A series of roster moves ultimately led to Hall getting DFA'd, starting with the placement of David Peralta (wrist) on the disabled list. To provide outfield depth in his absence, the Diamondbacks recalled Michael Bourn from Double-A Mobile, and a spot on the 40-man roster was needed. That spot came at Hall's expense, despite the fact that the reliever hasn't tossed a single inning in the majors this season.
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