Markel (undisclosed) is not included on the Angels' 30-man roster. Markel missed all of summer camp while dealing with an undisclosed issue, so his exclusion from the Opening Day roster is not surprising. The right-hander was far from a lock to make break camp with the squad in any case after allowing 19 earned runs in 22 innings last season as a member of the Mariners and Pirates.
The Angels placed Markel on the 10-day injured list Tuesday due to an unspecified issue. Though the Angels outrighted Markel to the minors in February, he has since been added back to the team's 40-man roster, making him eligible for the injured list. After giving up 19 earned runs in 22 innings last season between stops with the Mariners and the Pirates, the right-hander wasn't considered likely to crack the Angels' 30-man Opening Day roster, and his move to the IL only further diminishes his chances.
Markel will be part of the Angels' 60-man roster. Markel was dealt to the Angels at the end of the 2019 season, but was designated for assignment in February and outrighted to Triple-A shortly afterwards. The 29-year-old struggled to the tune of a 7.77 ERA with both Pittsburgh and Seattle in 2019, so he'd likely be looking at low-leverage situations should he ultimately break camp.
Markel cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday. The 29-year-old was removed from the 40-man roster earlier this week but will stay in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. Markel will remain in big-league camp as a non-roster invitee, per Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic, but he's in line to begin the season in the minors.
Markel was designated for assignment by the Angels on Monday. Markel was picked up in a trade from the Pirates early in the offseason but won't wind up making it to spring training on the Angels' 40-man roster. As a 29-year-old with a 7.77 ERA in just 22 career big-league innings, he's unlikely to be a hot commodity on the waiver wire.
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