Reds left-handed reliever Sean Marshall, who hasn't made a big-league appearance since June of 2014, threw a bullpen session on Wednesday. It's the first time he has taken to a mound since undergoing shoulder surgery in May. "It went good," Marshall said, per MLB.com. "It's been a little bit of a stretch here where I haven't been on the mound and to get my feet back on the mound, my cleats in the dirt, digging in felt really good. Threw about 22 pitches, all fastballs two-seamers. I cut a couple of them, but just trying to get my arm speed back and get my feet wet. So it was a successful bullpen for sure." I've been doing great on the long toss, on the flat ground, but getting on that slanted surface decline back to home, [I] wasn't sure what to expect. But from the first throw to the last throw felt good." Marshall has made a total of 31 appearances over the last two seasons. In May, he had surgery to repair what was supposed to be a torn anterior capsule, which could have ended his season. But the procedure merely cleaned out some scar tissue, leading manager Bryan Price to not rule out a possible return this year for the 32-year-old Marshall. Marshall will travel with the Reds on their current road trip to continue his recovery process, and will throw another bullpen session in a couple of days.
Reds reliever Sean Marshall, who has not pitched in the majors in more than a year due to a shoulder injury, played catch Wednesday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. "He looked normal and not like a guy coming off shoulder surgery. Pretty remarkable," manager Bryan Price said. Marshall threw for 10 minutes from a distance of 60 feet. "I don't know how many throws, probably 75 throws. It felt really good," Marshall said, per MLB.com. "From the first throw, the ball was smooth coming out of my hand. My shoulder felt really smooth. I didn't feel anything I was running into. I was very encouraged for day No. 1." Marshall remains optimistic he will pitch in the majors this season. "My endurance is great. My range of motion is good," Marshall said. "Those are a couple of things I was battling with coming out of the previous surgery. So far, everything is in a very positive direction, for sure. "If I keep stepping in a positive direction, there's no doubt about it. I'd like to get back in the bullpen and be with my boys down there."
Reds pitcher Sean Marshall was expecting to miss the entire season just a week ago. Now, Marshall is breathing a sigh of relief after his latest doctor's appointment, according to MLB.com. Marshall was scheduled for season-ending shoulder surgery last Wednesday, but the doctor only found scar tissue when he began the procedure. "It's nearly a miracle," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "What a difference a day makes. He's fired up." Marshall said the volume and thickness of the scar tissue in his shoulder led to a misdiagnosis. He is currently on the 60-day DL with the injury but is hoping to throw again this season. He posted a 7.71 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 14 innings of work in 2014.
Reds pitcher Sean Marshall will undergo season-ending surgery to repair the torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. The procedure is scheduled for Wednesday and will be performed by Dr. David Altchek of the Mets, per the team's official website. Marshall has been limited to 31 appearances since 2013 because of troublesome shoulder issues. The 32-year-old was working his way back from shoulder surgery in June. He pitched just 14 innings last season. "I felt bad about it," manager Bryan Price said, per ESPN.com. "He's worked so hard. It's been a challenge. It's a huge blow for him and the team. We're a better team with a healthy Sean Marshall."
The Reds have placed pitcher Homer Bailey (elbow) on the 15-day DL with outfielder Jason Bourgeois (shoulder) and Sean Marshall (shoulder) on the 60-day DL, retro to March 27, the team announced Sunday.
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