Marshall (personal) pitched the eighth inning of Friday's 5-3 loss to Cleveland, giving up a solo home run in his 14-pitch appearance.
Before returning to action Friday, Marshall had been away from the team for a few days following a death in his family. The 31-year-old looks like he'll be ready to fill his typical middle-relief role moving forward.
White Sox manager Tony La Russa said that Marshall left the team Sunday to attend a funeral in Arizona, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
Chicago isn't expected to have Liam Hendriks, Aaron Bummer or Codi Heuer available out of the bullpen Sunday against the Rangers due to workload concerns, so Marshall's absence will further thin the White Sox's relief depth in the series finale. Since the White Sox aren't placing Marshall on the bereavement list, expect him to rejoin the team ahead of Tuesday's game against the Tigers.
Marshall (0-1) was tagged with the loss as a result of allowing three runs on three hits while striking out two over one inning in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Angels.
Marshall entered the eighth inning with the White Sox holding a 3-2 lead and became the second member of the team's vaunted bullpen to give up the lead in the first three games -- Aaron Bummer did it on Opening Day. Marshall dispatched Mike Trout on strikes but gave up three straight loud-contact hits, including the game-deciding two-run home run that left Justin Upton's bat at 106.5 MPH.
Marshall retired the only batter he faced in Wednesday's spring game against the Dodgers.
Marshall has locked it down this spring, throwing five scoreless innings while striking out 10 and walking one. He'll be part of a deep bullpen that should be one of the strongest in the majors, likely pitching in a late-inning role.
Marshall and the White Sox avoided arbitration Thursday by agreeing to a one-year, $2 million deal, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
The 30-year-old righty has settled in as quite a useful piece in the White Sox's bullpen. This past season was easily his strongest, as he backed up his 2.38 ERA with a 32.3 percent strikeout rate and a 7.5 percent walk rate, both career bests. He's yet to record a save in his seven-year big-league career, but another season with similar numbers could certainly see him pitch in the ninth inning at some point.
Marshall (shoulder) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday.
Marshall will wind up missing just the minimum 10 days with shoulder inflammation. He'll be a useful piece for the White Sox's final series of the season, as his ERA sits at 2.49 for the second straight year. Jose Ruiz was optioned in a corresponding move.
Marshall was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with right shoulder inflammation, retroactive to Sept. 15.
The shoulder inflammation apparently cropped up Monday when he provided 1.1 scoreless innings against the Twins. Marshall will be eligible to be activated for the final series of the regular season next Friday versus the Cubs.
Marshall (2-1) threw 1.1 scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out a batter as he was awarded the win over the Tigers on Friday.
Marshall came in to relieve Lucas Giolito with two outs in the sixth inning and immediately allowed a single, but he retired the next four batters and got the win after the White Sox piled on four runs in the bottom of the inning. Marshall has been a reliable arm out of the bullpen for the White Sox this season, posting a 2.66 ERA and 27:7 K:BB across 20.1 innings.
Marshall (1-1) pitched a perfect eighth inning with a strikeout to earn the win Wednesday versus the Tigers.
Marshall's clean inning was part of 4.2 innings of no-hit, one walk work by the White Sox bullpen in relief of rookie starter Dane Dunning. Jose Abreu hit the go-ahead homer in the bottom of the eighth to put Marshall in line for the win, and closer Alex Colome was able to convert the save. The 30-year-old Marshall has a 2.38 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 16 strikeouts in 11.1 innings this year, along with five holds. He's performed fairly well in a setup role.
Marshall (0-1) allowed two runs on four hits without retiring a batter and took the loss in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
Marshall entered with the White Sox leading by a run, but trouble was brewing. He allowed an inherited runner to score, then yielded two runs of his own. This was the second time in three appearances that Marshall has blown a save. He is serving as the primary bridge reliever to closer Alex Colome while Aaron Bummer (biceps) is sidelined.
Marshall allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out two in Sunday's 5-4 extra-inning loss to Cleveland.
Marshall entered in the eighth inning with the White Sox holding a 3-2 lead and was saddled with the blown save. He struck out the first two batters before issuing a walk to Carlos Santana, who lumbered home on Franmil Reyes' double. This was the first time the White Sox needed to hold a lead after top setup man Aaron Bummer (biceps) was placed on the injured list Saturday. Marshall had served well in this role, posting three holds while not allowing a run over seven appearances before Sunday.
Marshall allowed one hit and one walk over a scoreless 1.1 innings to earn his third hold in Friday's 2-0 win over Cleveland.
Marshall is part of Chicago's setup crew, so seeing him enter with the White Sox ahead is not news. The greater news is that Aaron Bummer, a high-leverage reliever who pitched 1.2 innings prior to Marshall's entrance, left with a biceps injury. That leaves Marshall as the primary bridge to closer Alex Colome and potential replacement closer.
Marshall struck out two over a scoreless inning and picked up his second hold in Monday's 6-4 win over the Brewers.
Marshall has yet to allow a run over 5.2 innings while striking out 10 batters. He continues the good results he posted for the White Sox in 2019 when he recorded 19 holds and a 2.49 ERA over 50.2 innings. Marshall from the right side and Aaron Bummer from the left are serving as setup men for closer Alex Colome.
Marshall is expected to open the season as part of the White Sox's bullpen, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
After four unremarkable MLB seasons in Arizona, Seattle and Cleveland, Marshall was a non-roster invitee to White Sox camp in 2019. He opened at Triple-A Charlotte and pitched well there before a May 1 callup. He never saw Charlotte again. He posted a 2.49 ERA while pitching mostly in the seventh and eighth innings. He'll return as a key component of the 'pen, but there were indicators in 2019 that some good fortune was involved in his 2.49 ERA. Indicators such as his FIP (4.29), high walk rate (4.3 BB/9), low BABIP (.266) and high strand rate (85.2 percent).
Marshall and the White Sox agreed to a one-year, $1.1 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
Marshall recorded a strong 2.49 ERA in 50.2 innings of relief for the White Sox last season. His 19.6 percent strikeout rate and 11.5 percent walk rate were both worse than average, however, meaning he could be primed for regression in 2020.
Marshall (3-2) allowed two unearned runs on a hit and three walks in one-third of an inning, taking the loss in a 6-5 decision against the Angels on Saturday.
His only out came via strikeout. Marshall entered with one out and two on in the seventh inning and walked David Fletcher to load the bases. Mike Trout's two-run single allowed the inherited runners to score, and then an error brought Fletcher around before Brian Goodwin drew a bases-loaded walk for the second run on Marshall's watch. The outing won't damage the 29-year-old's ERA, which is at 2.70 through 33.1 innings. He has accumulated 10 holds in 38 appearances this season.
Marshall (3-0) earned the win Tuesday, working around one hit in two-thirds of an inning against the Cubs.
Marshall was the pitcher of record when Eloy Jimenez dropped a two-run, ninth-inning home run to give the White Sox the win. Marshall, who has not allowed an earned run and walked just three in 17 innings, has been the winner in three straight appearances. He and Aaron Bummer have emerged as the White Sox's bridge relievers to closer Alex Colome.
Marshall (2-0) picked up the win Thursday against the Yankees by tossing a scoreless inning with one hit and two strikeouts.
Marshall came in to pitch the seventh inning and allowed a single to Mike Tauchman. Otherwise, the 29-year-old struck out Clint Frazier and Aaron Hicks while Leury Garcia launched a go-ahead homer in the eighth to hand Marshall his second win of the year. Through 16 games, Marshall owns a perfect 0.00 ERA with a 0.73 WHIP and 11:3 K:BB.
Marshall allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Royals.
Marshall has not allowed a run in 13 innings since his contract was purchased from Triple-A Charlotte. That's on top of the 10 scoreless innings he authored for the Knights in the Triple-A International League. The 29-year-old right-hander told Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, "I'm throwing the ball better now than I ever have, with a sense of [throwing] to the glove, with a purpose, and a step-by-step working through at-bats. Not just throwing, but thinking my way through." His success prompted manager Rick Renteria to bring Marshall into a tense spot Friday -- the sixth inning with the bases loaded and one out in a tied game -- but he permitted a two-run single (runs that were charged to starter Ivan Nova). Marshall could move to more high-leverage work, ahead of Jace Fry (5.79 ERA) and Kelvin Herrera (7.04), the relievers who opened the year as Chicago's setup crew.
Marshall's contract was purchased by the White Sox on Wednesday.
Marshall has thrown 92.2 major-league innings over parts of five seasons, posting a 5.15 ERA but a considerably better 4.00 FIP. Neither his 19.5 percent strikeout rate nor his 9.2 percent walk rate is particularly good, but he does generate groundballs at a high rate (55.9 percent). Thyago Vieira was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move.
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