"If all goes well, then they start throwing programs," Lessard said. "Knock on wood, that's what we're hoping to do when we get home."
Lessard said both Cueto and Marshall have responded well to the shoulder programs the Reds have them working on in Cincinnati.
"They've both done very well," he said. "The reports from the physical therapists that they're working with have said that they're working hard and the strengthening has gotten better. That's why we do the tests, to get a numerical reading on their strength."
Kevin Massoth is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.