Lewiston Buys Marshall From Spokane
LEWISTON, Idaho, Dec. 15—Right-hander John Marshall, who won 13 and lost nine with Spokane Indians last season, has been purchased by the Lewiston Broncs of the Western International League, general manager Bill Brenner announced Monday.
The sale price was not disclosed. Marshall, 29, worked 41 games last season with Indians, completing 15 and hurling one shutout. He fanned 153 and walked 135.
The veteran had been Spokane a season and a half, joining the Indians midway through the 1951 campaign. He had previously been with Victoria of the WIL.
Mel Wasley Gets Release From Spokane
SPOKANE, Dec. 16—The Spokane Indians released their leading hitter Tuesday because he is 33 and the club must make room for younger ball players from the Philadelphia Phillies.
Mel Wasley, an outfielder who hit .333 in 1952, was handed an outright release. Roy Hotchkiss, the Indian president, said the new Spokane working agreement with Philadelphia meant Wasley had to go to make room for younger Phillie farm hands.