4/26 vs SF
Reds lineup vs Giants
*RHP Nick Masset got the results from the MRI exam he had on on his shoulder Wednesday. The results weren’t bad, but weren’t enough of what he hoped to hear. Masset was not cleared to throw.
“I got good news on the MRI. It’s starting to heal up in there,” Masset said Thursday. “The part of my capsule that was a little strained is healing but it’s not fully healed. For us to put this behind us and move forward, it has to heal all the way. It’s going to take time. I can’t give you a number unfortunately. I was hoping to be able to throw this week. It’s not going to happen.”
Masset will keep building arm strength, doing physical therapy, etc. He descibed the injury as a small strain in a capsule inside the right shoulder.
“We don’t want to have any setbacks in the future when I do start throwing,” he said. “Ultimately, I don’t want to hurt myself or hurt the team by coming back too early and going back on the DL. Say it was 80 percent [inflamed] before, now it’s 40 percent. We’re trying to get it to zero to where it’s fully strong. As long as I start feeling good, it’s when I will start throwing.”
*Before today’s game, Joey Votto will receive his 2011 Tip O’Neill Award from the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Votto has won the award the last two years but is sharing it this year with Brewers closer John Axford.