Marshall and Thompson to greener pastures

By Jason Wojciechowski on October 16, 2007 at 4:29 PM

The A's lost a couple of players off of waivers today, clearing next year's roster picture a little bit. First, and somewhat surprisingly, Jay Marshall was claimed by the Red Sox. It seems like other people around the interblogwebs were assuming that Marshall would be in the picture for next year's bullpen, or at least to be sent to AAA and be available to come up in case of disaster (i.e. in case 2007 repeated itself), but he's gone now.

Further, Kevin Thompson is now a Pirate. I'm not sure anyone should be all that surprised about the A's not keeping him around - Quad-A outfielders are a dime a dozen.