Latos activated; Marshall DL
The Reds activated RHP Mat Latos as expected to start Saturday’s game vs. the Brewers. To make room on the 25-man roster, the club put LHP Sean Marshall on the 15-day DL with a left shoulder strain.
Marshall, who has been plagued by shoulder injuries the last two seasons now, was never right since he came off of the DL in late April.
In 15 games, totaling 14 1/3 innings, Marshall had a 7.71 ERA – 23 hits, 12 earned runs, 12 walks and 14 strikeouts. His velocity was pretty down. He retired only five of 15 first batters faced and five of his 11 inherited runners scored.
“I tried about everything. I’ve been feeling pretty good, really, the last several weeks,” Marshall said “Then I had some appearances with high pitch counts and the back-to-back vs. the Dodgers. I threw a couple of fastballs to [Dee] Gordon there and the second one, I pulled up again. I felt that pinching soreness in the back of my shoulder. It’s feeling better but I’m not myself.”
Although Marshall said he was feeling pretty good, he admitted it was only about 80 percent of his old self when he was more effective.
“We thought it was a good idea to try other things with my shoulder,” Marshall said. “I’ve tried a lot of things. I’ve tried acupuncture, creams and all sorts of stuff, and all the strengthening exercises you could think of. It’s not quite right where I want it to be. I feel like it’s a good time with Mat coming off and Tony being the long guy. I’ve lost some sleep thinking about some things, thinking about if I’m helping or hurting the bullpen as much I would want to help the bullpen. It’s a combination of figuring out a better plan of to get the shoulder working how I want it to work – back to 100 percent. We’ll kind of re-evaluate day-to-day.”