GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reds left-handed reliever Bill Bray was restricted from workouts the past couple of days because of a sore left groin muscle. The injury is not considered serious, however. Bray has been getting treatment and was able to long toss from 150 feet on Tuesday. He has yet to participate in live batting practice sessions against Reds hitters. "I should be back by the weekend," Bray said on Wednesday. "It happened on the mound during my second bullpen. They're being cautious and don't want it to get worse. I feel good."
Bray, 28, is coming off of one of his best seasons, in which he went 5-3 with a 2.79 ERA. His 79 appearances in 2011 led the club and tied for second in the National League.