"I'm feeling great," Marshall said. "I felt good. I felt strong. I felt healthy. I threw all my pitches again, [and] all's going well. Just waiting for the final call."
Manager Dusty Baker also seemed optimistic in regard to Marshall. Before Thursday's series opener with the Nationals, Baker said the team wants to see how Marshall felt after Wednesday's effort.
In addition, the skipper also said it's probably good to give Marshall a day or two to rest from his last outing even if the Reds do activate him. But Marshall's certainly almost there.
"It's close," Baker said. "It's real close. He said he's feeling good, so we'll see."
Marshall has pitched just one game so far this season. He faced the Nationals on April 7 but went on disabled list April 10 due to tendinitis in his left shoulder.
Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.