A post on his brother Ethan Marksberry’s Facebook page at about 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon said that Ethan had received a phone call from his mother and found out his brother was on life support. His parents were traveling to Florida from their Ohio home Wednesday after learning of his condition.
Matt Marksberry, a 15th-round draft pick in 2013 out of Campbell University in North Carolina, made his major league debut in 2015 and pitched in 31 games for the Braves that season.
The left-handed reliever spent most of the 2016 season at Triple-A Gwinnett but made four major league relief appearances before going on the disabled list with rotator-cuff inflammation in his pitching shoulder, which sidelined him for the final two months of the season.
The Ohio native was spending the offseason in Florida and rehabbing his shoulder to prepare for the 2017 season.