Masset likely to begin rehab assignment soon

Masset likely to begin rehab assignment soon

CINCINNATI -- Reds reliever Nick Masset is on the verge of beginning his rehab assignment as he recovers from a right shoulder injury that has kept him on the disabled list all season.

As of Sunday, Reds manager Dusty Baker confirmed that Masset was continuing to throw bullpen sessions, and his rehab may begin soon.

"He's throwing, it's just a matter of when we want to, with him and his body, start the 30-day rehab ticker," Baker said. "We'll see."

Masset could see action in Arizona Rookie League games before going on a Minor League rehab assignment, but Baker said he is in no rush to tinker with the current bullpen, which led the Majors with 19 wins and a 2.51 ERA entering Sunday.

"We're kind of holding down the ship here," Baker said.