Marshall progressing faster than Broxton

Marshall progressing faster than Broxton

Marshall progressing faster than Broxton

ARLINGTON -- Reds lefty reliever Sean Marshall, on the disabled list since May 24 with a sprained left shoulder, was back on the outfield grass long tossing Sunday morning. It was a good sign coming after Saturday's first session from a mound, when Marshall threw 20 pitches in the bullpen.

"He felt real good throwing today, too. That's a plus," Reds head trainer Paul Lessard said.

Things are not progressing as well for right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton, who begin a throwing program this weekend as expected. Broxton has been out since June 15 with a flexor mass strain in his right elbow and still feels some pain.

"He was still a little tender doing muscle activity," Lessard said. "I didn't really want to push it until he was really comfortable doing all of those exercises."

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. 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.