Reliever Nick Masset, who has not pitched for the Reds this season because of a right shoulder injury, threw 26 fastballs in the bullpen on Tuesday. Pitching coach Bryan Price felt that Masset did well and could progress to throwing offspeed pitches in his next session.
A rehab assignment for Masset is not on the radar yet, however.
"It's too early," Price said on Wednesday. "There are some things that have to go on, as far as my opinion as part of the protocol. He's got to throw more bullpens. He needs to face some hitters live, either in a batting practice situation or simulated game type situation. And then start to think about how to lay out his innings plan before his rehab throwing program."