{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Broxton expected to throw live BP Saturday

Broxton expected to throw live BP Saturday

|

LOS ANGELES -- Injured Reds reliever Jonathan Broxton played catch on the field Thursday in Los Angeles and had no issues one day after a bullpen session on Wednesday in San Francisco.

Broxton, who has been on the disabled list since June 15 with a right elbow strain, is expected to face hitters in a live batting practice session on Saturday.

"He had a great bullpen yesterday," pitching coach Bryan Price said. "He was throwing all of his pitches and looked sharp. It looked like he was in good throwing shape. The next step will be to face hitters and maybe after that, get him out to a rehab assignment."

Lefty reliever Sean Marshall (sprained left shoulder) has not resumed mound work since being shut down late last week. Marshall played catch on Thursday and Price was optimistic he would not lose too much of the progress he had been building in his program

"He was good, in throwing shape," Price said. "He had a little bit of a setback and took a few days off. He's working on his strength and hopefully it's not too far away when he gets back on the mound."

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.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español