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S. Marshall reports no problems after bullpen

S. Marshall reports no problems after bullpen

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Reds reliever Sean Marshall, who has been bothered by a sore left shoulder for much of camp, threw off of a mound in the bullpen for the second time on Monday. Marshall threw 30 pitches and showed no visible signs of discomfort.

Considering he has yet to get into a game this spring, Marshall is expected to begin the regular season on the disabled list. He was limited to 16 appearances last season because of shoulder injuries.

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"I'm disappointed," Marshall said before his bullpen session. "I've kind of struggled with this shoulder a little bit where I can't rush. I did rush at the beginning. I had a good throwing program and when I got here in camp, I ramped it up too quick, too early. I threw a 60-pitch bullpen one day working on things. I felt the repercussions of that a couple of days later. I know I can't rush. I have to stay on their pace that the therapists and trainers recommend. I don't think I will be that much behind."

Marshall has been working to fine-tune his delivery to try and prevent more shoulder irritation.

"I've felt really good the last three days and I bounced back good," Marshall said. "I had the slow down at the beginning of camp but I've made steady progress since then. ... The thing about me is, I do a little too much. That's what they're saying. They want me to throw 15 pitches and I will throw 25-30 pitches. I think that's what led to them slowing me down earlier in camp."

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.

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