Marshall's bullpen session goes smoothly

Marshall's bullpen session goes smoothly

Marshall's bullpen session goes smoothly

MILWAUKEE -- Two words could probably best describe Reds reliever Sean Marshall's rehab from the sprained left shoulder that put him on the disabled list.

Slow and steady.

Marshall had his latest bullpen session on Tuesday, when coaches stood in at the plate to simulate batters.

"It went well. I struck all of the coaches out," Marshall joked.

Marshall threw 42 pitches, and said he was using maximum effort.

"It went great," Marshall said. "I used all of my pitches -- backdoor sliders, curveballs -- mixing pitches like it would be in a game. I'm not sore today."

Marshall, who went on the DL for the second time on May 24, has been throwing off of a mound for nearly two weeks. But there have been no plans made yet for a rehab assignment.

"I feel like I could definitely get some hitters out right now," said Marshall, who will throw another bullpen session either Thursday or Friday in Atlanta. "I think it's just a matter of making sure I'm completely ready and not rushing back. The bullpen has done an excellent job lately."

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.