Reds being cautious with reliever Sean Marshall

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The Cincinnati Reds are in no rush to push left handed reliever Sean Marshall who dealt with shoulder issues a year ago.

Marshall has been passed over for work in the Reds first four spring games by design.

“He’s just a little stiff,” Reds manager Bryan Price said on Saturday, via Reds.com. “We’re going to be on the front end of this thing. We’re going to back him off. He doesn’t need a full Spring Training to be ready for Opening Day. He did all of his offseason throwing. Slowing him down a little bit here, hopefully, will pay dividends later in the spring.”

In 16 games last season Marshall was 0-1 with a 1.74 ERA, two walks and 10 strikeouts over 10 1/3 innings.

It could be another week before the Reds allow Marshall to pitch in a game.

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