Cincinnati Reds left-handed reliever Sean Marshall has yet
to make an appearance for the team this regular season. This is certainly
strange considering he’s one of the club’s top bullpen arms, and the reason for
his absence was determined yesterday. Marshall told reporters – including John Fay
of The Cincinnati Enquirer – that he is batting arm fatigue.
“Spring training was so long,” he said. “I got a little bit
of fatigue in my shoulder. Just precautionary, they had me doing some therapy
and getting it strong again. I’m probably a day or two away. Hopefully, I’ll be
ready for (tomorrow’s) game.”
Marshall attributed his fatigue to the length of spring
training, which was extra long this year due to the World Baseball Classic.
While he’s continued to throw bullpen sessions, he hasn’t felt quite ready to
make his season debut.
However, Marshall was hoping to throw a bit yesterday in
hopes of being available for tonight’s game. Marshall has been a solid
contributor out of the ‘pen for the Reds since they acquired him from the
Chicago Cubs, but Cincinnati has been able to ease him into the season
considering the presence of fellow late-inning arms Jonathan Broxton and
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