Marshall had fatigued shoulder
It’s been noticed that LHP Sean Marshall has not been among the Reds relievers used in the first two games, including the 13-inning game on Monday. It turns out that Marshall has been what manager Dusty Baker described only as “ailing.” Marshall went into more detail Thursday morning.
“Spring Training was so long. I think I peaked a little early,” Marshall said. “I was getting a little bit of fatigue in my shoulder. It’s just precautionary. They have me doing some therapy and getting it strong again. I’m probably a day or two away. I’ll probably be ready by Friday night’s game.”
The last big league spring game Marshall pitched was on March 22.
“The guys in the bullpen have done such a good job when I couldn’t have pitched in the first two games,” Marshall said. “And we had the off day in between. It gave me enough time to finish my recovery. I threw some bullpens in between and just haven’t tried to overdo it and get setback. I’ve made good progress. I will throw today and hopefully be ready for tomorrow’s game.”