5:59pm: MLBTR’s Steve Adams studies (on Twitter) that Markel has accepted his outright project and can stay within the group.
4:26pm: The White Sox introduced this afternoon they’ve outrighted reliever Parker Markel off the 40-man roster. Chicago hadn’t beforehand introduced the righty had been designated for project, however he’s evidently already cleared waivers. The 40-man tally drops to 39.
Markel spent a few month and a half on the 40-man roster, having been added off waivers from the A’s in early June. The 31-year-old has spent his total stint within the group on non-compulsory project to Triple-A Charlotte, the place he’s struggled. Markel has tossed 14 innings with the Knights, posting a 6.43 ERA regardless of a top quality 28.8% strikeout fee. That’s largely as a consequence of strike-throwing points, because the 6’5″ righty has walked 15.2% of batters confronted.
That mix of strikeouts and erratic management is nothing new for Markel. He’d fanned 35.4% of opponents with the A’s high affiliate earlier within the season, managing a 1.89 ERA regardless of a 12.7% stroll proportion. That earned him a short huge league look in Oakland, the place he tossed three scoreless innings in his first MLB motion since 2019.
Markel has beforehand been outrighted in his profession, which means he’ll have the precise to elect minor league free company. The workforce didn’t announce whether or not he plans to take action or will follow the Knights and attempt to work his approach again onto the roster.