LA Angels Sign 8-Year Veteran Reliever Coming Off Tommy John

The announcement of the Los Angeles Angels' latest pitching signing came in the most unusual way. 32-year-old former Chicago White Sox right-hander Evan Marshall posted his signing with the Angels with just a simple GIF:

Yes, Marshall will be ready to flap his wings for the Halos in 2023 after inking a minor league deal. He sat out the 2022 season after Tommy John surgery in November of 2021. He's largely fully recovered, but may need some ramp-up in the minors in his return to facing hitters in a competitive environment. 

Marshall was a key piece in the White Sox bullpen in 2019 and 2020, posting a 2.45 ERA over that period with about 9 strikeouts per nine innings. He struggled in '21, however, which was the precursor to his elbow injury that led to the TJ surgery.

In his eight-year major league career, Marshall has registered a 4.19 ERA with 8.4 strikeouts per nine. 

He could certainly be a nice piece for the Angels to add to the bullpen if he can regain his pre-surgery form. 

He'll join the continuing buildup of veteran arms depth the Angels have assembled this offseason, which also includes the likes of Chris Devenski, Cesar Valdez, Jacob Webb and Jonathan Holder.

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