Marshall resumes throwing

Reds LHP Sean Marshall didn’t totally start from scratch but was close to it. For the first time in over a month, Marshall was able to resume his throwing program. He played catch on Monday from a distance of 60 feet.

“He’s been down for a while,” Reds head trainer Paul Lessard said. “If all goes well, we might speed it up vs. the off-season throwing program.”

Marshall, who has been on the disabled list since May 24 with a sprained left shoulder, did not throw on Tuesday but will throw again on Wednesday, assuming there are no issues.

“We might bump [the distance] back a little bit,” Lessard said. “It’s adding reps to it vs. distance for strengthening purposes.”

Marshall was shut down in July after he felt soreness following a bullpen session. Until then, he had been making steady progress.

Meanwhile, Reds rotation ace Johnny Cueto is scheduled to undergo a MRI exam on Friday to see if he has shown any improvement. Cueto, who has yet to resume throwing, went on the DL for a third time on June 29 because of a strained right lat muscle.

“If it shows improvement, he may start throwing as well,” Lessard said. “But it all depends. His strength numbers are better than they have been. His last scan [last Friday] still showed the strain was maybe 75 percent healed. We’re hoping it’s a little closer to zero before we start a throwing program.”

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