Marshall, Reds eye left-hander's 2014 debut
CHICAGO -- Reds left-hander Sean Marshall is close to making his 2014 debut after pitching on back-to-back days for Triple-A Louisville. He missed all of Spring Training because of a sore left shoulder.
"I've been pleased about the way everything's been going," Marshall said. "I threw a bunch of games in Arizona down there, and then extended spring. I was pitching just about every other day down there, so just feeling good bouncing back nice. Had back-to-back appearances in Louisville Tuesday and Wednesday -- those felt good, arm strength was good, ball was spinning well and I felt good. I had yesterday off, and I don't know what the plan is for this weekend."
Manager Bryan Price said Marshall could debut at some point during the Cubs series. It would be quite a coincidence for Marshall to make his season debut at Wrigley Field, having spent his first six years with the Cubs.
"Yeah, I had a lot of good memories here and a lot of fun years pitching in this ballpark," Marshall said. "And whenever I come back here to Chicago, I get to stay in my house. I live here in the offseason, and so it's home for me, so it's nice. The weather's usually chilly, wind's blowing around, so it makes it a little different conditions to play in. But I've seen it before, the guys on this team have seen it before, so we're just going to try to win some games."