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Marshall still not close

Lefty reliever Sean Marshall had his latest bullpen session on Friday. Although he expressed hope earlier this week to be facing hitters in the near future, Reds manager Bryan Price felt that Marshall wasn’t quite there yet and needed more throwing sessions first.

“I think he needs more repetition,” Price said on Saturday. “The shoulder injury is so different than the elbow. When you’re out and playing long toss – you have these guys coming off of shoulder surgery – and they’ll go out and look as good as they’ve ever looked in long toss. And as soon as you put them on that slope of the mound, it’s like there’s almost an immediate regression. … the ability to get that external rotation and really whip the arm through changes as you get on that angle. It takes longer.

“The shoulder is just a real temperamental joint. I don’t think he’s there yet. I don’t think he’s to the point where batting practice is to the immediate future. But I do believe because of his situation that if we get to the point where he can go out and face hitters, we’ll do that. At this point in time, I don’t think he’s knocking on the door for that. That could change.”

At the current pace, it’s unlikely that Marshall will be able to do a rehab assignment in the Minors before pitching in his first game since June 10, 2014. The Minor League season runs out after the first week of next month. Instructional league in Arizona does begin in late September.

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Game 128: Reds at Brewers

7:10 pm ET first pitch 

Bourgeois 8
Bruce 9
Votto 3
Phillips 4
Frazier 5
Suarez 6
Schumaker 7
Barnhart 2
Sampson 1

Game 127: Reds at Brewers

Phillips 4
Pena 2
Votto 3
Frazier 5
Suarez 6
Bruce 9
De Jesus 7
LaMarre 8
Iglesias 1

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Game 126: Dodgers at Reds 

  

Game 125: Dodgers at Reds

  

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Game 124: Dodgers at Reds

  

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Chapman available again

Reds closer Aroldis Chapman has only appeared in one game since Aug. 12 — last Tuesday’s blown save vs. the Royals where he allowed the game-tying homer in the ninth before the game went 13 innings. He hasn’t pitched since then because of shoulder stiffness.

Chapman is now viewed as available again.

“I would have used him in a save situation yesterday,” Reds manager Bryan Price said on Monday. “I think he’s past that point where I think the soreness is out of there and he should be good to go.”

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Game 123: Tigers at Reds

7:10 pm ET makeup game…

  

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Phillips remains day-to-day

Brandon Phillips has been out of the lineup the past two games with inflammation in his right biceps. Phillips was not in there again on Friday vs. Arizona as he remains day-to-day. He’s been unavailable to come off of the bench in the previous games and there was hope before Friday’s game he could be close to returning.

Phillips took batting practice and ground balls.

“He’s had some of the smaller injuries this year with the foot, the hand and the groin,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “With each time, we’ve kind of gotten to the point where he could have a full work day and go out there and take ground balls and hit and feel like he was a lot closer to helping us. Then we could safely assume he could play the next day.

“We weren’t able to have that work day [Thursday], we had some limitations. Today I feel like he’s going to be able to do more and have a better opportunity to assess what he’ll be able to do either tonight off the bench tonight or in the lineup tomorrow if he’s feeling better.”

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Game 120: D-backs at Reds

  

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