Sean Marshall's rehab is not going as hoped. It seems that each time he progresses to the point of beginning to throw, he experiences setbacks from new discomfort. Fay has the following quote from pitching coach Bryan Price; "We don't think it's consistent with his original injury. It's more of a tweak. He can't progress if he's feeling soreness." This is referring to the soreness Marshall felt just before the All-Star break, and the worry is that Marshall will fall out of game shape by the time his shoulder finally begins to cooperate enough to begin throwing rehab games. Marshall is now over a month beyond his personal 3-week timeline for return. He has been out of the lineup since May 21 with this injury, and overall has contributed only 7 innings this year because the shoulder has been problematic since spring training.
Ryan Hanigan is also not progressing as well as hoped. His sprained left wrist still causes pain whenever he tries to swing a bat, and though it was originally hoped he would only miss the minimum to let the wrist heal, it now might be closer to a full month. He has been on the DL for this injury since July 10.
In minor league injury news, A+ Bakersfield pitcher Mike Dennhardt was activated from the DL on July 21, but went right back on the 7-day DL on August 1 retroactive to July 28. At A- Dayton, P Werleen Taveras was activated from the DL on August 1 after spending 13 days sidelined with an undisclosed injury.
There was also a good deal of roster movement among the Reds and minor league affiliates. Of note: RP Curtis Patch was optioned to Louisville, replaced on the big league roster by Pedro Villareal. Zach Duke was granted free agency and is not with Louisville anymore. Top prospect Phillip Ervin was promoted to Dayton after dominating in the Rookie league. He should move quickly, being a college draftee.
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