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Justin Marks | Relief Pitcher | #58

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/12/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Louisville
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 3 (0) / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Rays sent LHP Justin Marks outright to Triple-A Durham.
Marks, 28, made four appearances for the Rays last month, allowing one run over nine relief innings. He's now off the 40-man roster. Oct 7 - 2:20 PM

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Rays purchased the contract of LHP Justin Marks from Triple-A Durham.

Marks made one appearance with the Royals back in 2014, but he has earned his way back to the majors with a strong performance in the minors this season. The 28-year-old compiled a 3.86 ERA and 127/53 K/BB ratio over 140 innings with Durham.
Sep 5 - 5:25 PM

Rays LHP prospect Justin Marks tossed a no-hitter Saturday in a win for Triple-A Durham.

It was the International League's first nine-inning no-hitter in two years and it was also the first complete game of Marks' career. The left-hander finished with seven strikeouts and two walks while pitching to three batters over the minimum. 70 of his season-high 130 pitches went for strikes. Before Saturday, Marks had been winless in his previous nine starts. The 28-year-old made one big league appearance for the Royals in 2014 but hasn't been back since.
Jul 17 - 2:54 PM

Rays signed LHP Justin Marks to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Marks has appeared in just one major league game, pitching for the Royals in 2014. Otherwise, the 28-year-old left-hander's a career minor leaguer. He spent the entirety of the 2015 campaign with the Diamondbacks' Triple-A Reno outfit and held an uninspiring 5.63 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 84/50 K/BB ratio across 108 2/3 innings (28 games, 19 starts). There's little in his numbers to suggest that he's primed for any sort of legitimate major league work in 2016.
Jan 13 - 5:24 PM

Rangers released LHP Justin Marks.

The move clears room on the 40-man roster for Jerome Williams. Marks has been in three different organizations since the beginning of June and will now be on the move again.
Fri, Jul 25, 2014 05:17:00 PM

Rangers claimed LHP Justin Marks off waivers from the Athletics.

The A's had to remove him from their 40-man roster in order to add Friday's starter, Brad Mills. Marks allowed three runs over two relief innings for the Royals earlier this season and has put up a 5.03 ERA over 34 Triple-A frames. He'll represent minor league depth.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 02:23:00 PM

Athletics acquired LHP Justin Marks from the Royals in exchange for cash considerations; optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

Marks was originally drafted by the A's before going to the Royals in the David DeJesus deal. The 26-year-old will provide some bullpen depth at Triple-A.
Fri, Jun 6, 2014 02:48:00 PM

Royals designated LHP Justin Marks for assignment.

The move clears a spot for right-hander Wilking Rodriguez on the 40-man roster. Marks made one appearance with the Royals back in April and holds a 5.64 ERA over two starts and 11 relief appearances in Triple-A.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 04:07:00 PM

Royals optioned LHP Justin Marks to Triple-A Omaha.

He was sent down to make room for Jarrod Dyson's return from the bereavement list. Marks gave up three runs on four hits and three walks in two innings Sunday in his lone appearance.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 04:30:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Justin Marks from Triple-A Omaha.

Marks posted a 3.24 ERA with eight strikeouts over his first 8 1/3 relief innings for Omaha. He'll work in middle relief.
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 06:17:00 PM

Royals optioned LHP Justin Marks to Triple-A Omaha; reassigned LHPs Scott Alexander and Everett Teaford to minor league camp.

No surprises here. Teaford is the only one with major league experience and could be an option for the bullpen at some point this season.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 11:53:00 AM

Royals optioned LHP Justin Marks to Triple-A Omaha.

Marks gave up one run in four innings over three appearances this spring. The 25-year-old had a 4.50 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 81/44 K/BB ratio in 92 innings last season between three different levels of the Royals' farm system and was added to the 40-man roster in November.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 12:24:00 PM

Royals purchased the contract of LHP Justin Marks from Triple-A Omaha.

Marks had a 4.50 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 81/44 K/BB ratio in 92 innings this past season between three different levels of the Royals' farm system. The 24-year-old is now a member of the Royals' 40-man roster.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 04:12:00 PM

Justin Marks earned the victory on Monday, tossing six shutout innings for Single-A Wilmington.

Marks gave up four hits and three walks while striking out five. The 23-year-old has a pedestrian 4.28 ERA this season, but he's also struck out nearly a batter per inning. And he's been quite effective recently, compiling a 2.16 ERA in his last five starts.
Tue, Jul 12, 2011 05:45:00 AM

Royals acquired LHP Justin Marks and RHP Vin Mazzaro from the Athletics for OF David DeJesus.

Marks isn't just a throw in. He posted a 1.35 WHIP and registered 136 strikeouts in 129 1/3 innings this year at two different levels of Single-A and should be ready for the Double-A level in 2011. The 22-year-old left-hander was drafted in the third round of the 2009 draft.
Wed, Nov 10, 2010 09:26:00 PM

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