by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Attempting comeback, Reds' Sean Marshall throws bullpen session
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.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Reds SP Sean Marshall (shoulder) plays catch Wednesday
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."
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Reds pitcher Sean Marshall may return this season
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.
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Reds' Sean Marshall scheduled for season-ending surgery
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."
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Reds place Homer Bailey, Jason Bourgeois, Sean Marshall on DL
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.
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Reds still sorting out bullpen options
While Aroldis Chapman is locked in as the Reds' closer, the eighth-inning job remains up in the air for the club as spring training winds down, according to MLB.com. Sean Marshall is still recovering from shoulder surgery in 2014, leaving the set-up man spot as an open competition between a trio of players - Sam LeCure, Manny Parra and J.J. Hoover. "I think right now what we're doing is we're trying to figure out who our best options are," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "We're going to have to evolve as a bullpen. I think we know that Chapman's the closer and that we're going to have to evolve into roles to a certain degree," Price added. "Opening Day, I couldn't tell you who would be in the eighth inning. … There's a lot of balls in the air with the bullpen beyond the closer."
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Reds RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) dealing with flexibility issues
Reds pitcher Sean Marshall is having flexibility issues as he attempts to return from shoulder surgery, MLB.com reports "He can throw the ball OK," manager Bryan Price said. "He still has a little bit of biceps tendinitis, which isn't of great concern. His evaluation went very well. The feeling is he needs more range of motion. That's consistent with someone who did a lot of work on the shoulder in the offseason. It's strong, but you've got to create the flexibility portion. That's given him some tedious achiness that we'd like to get out of there." Marshall had to deal with a setback earlier this spring but has resumed throwing.
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Reds' Marshall resumes throwing following setback with shoulder
Reds reliever Sean Marshall, who underwent shoulder surgery in June, has been throwing from flat ground for a week since being shut down due to a setback, per MLB.com. Still, there is no date for Marshall to start throwing from a mound. "It's a hard one to answer," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "What we're trying to do is get him to where he is completely pain free. He's been a little bit achy but nothing that would prevent him from throwing. It's a part of the process." Marshall, who was limited to 14 innings last season, is 37-46 with a 3.86 ERA in his career.
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
Reds' Sean Marshall dealing with setback
Reds pitcher Sean Marshall is dealing with a setback after shoulder surgery, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Marshall had surgery back in June, and has been working his way back during the offseason. Two weeks ago, Marshall experienced some pain while throwing. "I was doing three sets of long-tossing from 120 feet, feeling pretty good," he said. "But I kind of had a little soreness in my shoulder. I got out here Feb. 6. I had to slow down a bit. I'm not on the mound yet." Despite the setback, Marshall believes he'll return to action soon. "Hopefully, I'll resume pretty quick and finish that long-toss session of the rehab, then throw on some flat ground and be on the mound soon." Marshall was limited to just 14 innings last season. He posted a 7.71 ERA.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
Sean Marshall expects to be cleared to throw in October
Reds pitcher Sean Marshall, who is out for the season while recovering from shoulder surgery, expects to be cleared for light throwing in October and to be ready for spring training next season, MLB.com reports. "Most of the pain is gone," Marshall said. "I think I'm ahead of schedule." Marshall spends up to two hours a day rehabbing the shoulder as he works to recover from June surgery on his shoulder.