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01/08/10 3:22 PM EST

Mets claim reliever Marshall from A's

Left-hander has 2.85 ERA in 219 Minor League games

The New York Mets added to their bullpen on Friday with the addition of southpaw Jay Marshall off waivers from the Oakland Athletics.

Marshall, 26, was 0-2 with a 14.72 ERA in 10 outings out of the Oakland bullpen following his Aug. 9 promotion to the Majors, but had been one of Triple-A Sacramento's more effective relievers prior to that, going 5-3 with seven saves and a 3.20 ERA in 50 games with the River Cats.

Originally drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 25th round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft, Marshall made his big league debut with Oakland in 2007 as a Rule 5 selection, spending the entire season with the Athletics and posting a 6.43 ERA in 51 games.

In 61 big league games, he has a 7.66 ERA, with a 2.85 ERA in 219 Minor League games.

Lisa Winston is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.