The Cincinnati Reds have been without left-handed reliever
Sean Marshall since the end of May due to a shoulder ailment. It appears
Cincinnati will be without Marshall for an even more extended stretch, as the
southpaw’s recent setback was diagnosed as shoulder tendinitis, according to
Mark Sheldon of MLB.com.
Marshall’s been rehabbing from a sprained left shoulder, but
he recently began experiencing discomfort in his arm. He was hoping to get back
on track Thursday, but he continued to feel tenderness in the back of his shoulder
during a live batting practice session, according to trainer Paul Lessard.
"At the end of the bullpen, he was a little
tender," Reds head trainer Paul Lessard said on Friday. "After
treatments at the end of the day, he was feeling OK. Yesterday, we were
planning on starting our workout with that live BP session, and while he was
long tossing and warming up, he was still feeling some tenderness in the back
of the shoulder. We shut it down."
The tendinitis was confirmed yesterday, and Lessard told
reporters this is almost a best-case scenario if the left-hander had to suffer
a setback. He will be shut down over the weekend, and if the soreness subsides
he could resume his throwing program on Monday.
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