Masset has MRI to gauge shoulder's progress

Masset has MRI to gauge shoulder's progress

CINCINNATI -- Reds reliever Nick Masset, who has been out since late in Spring Training because of tendinitis in his right shoulder, was awaiting the results of an MRI exam he underwent Wednesday.

The test was done to compare the condition of the shoulder to the original MRI he had in late March. Masset had one throwing session since, but had to shut down because of soreness. He feels he has made progress after that.

"I'm making some big steps towards being healthy," Masset said. "I've been working really hard and doing a lot of therapy and everything they've asked me to. We'll see what it looks in there and build off of that. Hopefully I have another attempt to throw towards the end of the week. We'll see how it feels."

Masset has never had a shoulder injury during his career and didn't expect to be on the disabled list this long.

"I've been doing all my exercises and doing stuff day to day, holding my baby, and all of that," he said. "I'm fine doing that, but the true test is to pick up a ball and throw and see how it feels."