Shoulder fatigue continues to bother Marshall

Shoulder fatigue continues to bother Marshall

ST. LOUIS -- During the Reds' 13-4 win over the Cardinals on Monday, manager Dusty Baker was able to avoid using setup man Jonathan Broxton and closer Aroldis Chapman. But his bullpen still isn't at full strength as left-hander Sean Marshall continues to be bothered by shoulder fatigue.

"We're still a little worried about Marshall. He's not right yet," Baker said on Tuesday.

Marshall didn't make his season debut until Sunday against the Nationals, but he threw a 1-2-3 seventh inning with one strikeout. A scout noticed that his velocity seemed to be down, however. Before Sunday, Marshall hadn't pitched in a big league game since March 22 during Spring Training.

Because Marshall pitched Sunday, the Reds wouldn't be able to back date a disabled-list stint very long.

"We waited as long as we could with an 11-man pitching staff," Baker said.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for Read his blog, Mark My Word, and follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.