• Right-handed relief pitcher Brett Marshall was designated for assignment by the Reds on Thursday. Marshall was claimed off waivers from the Cubs two days before pitcher and catchers reported for Spring Training. In his final spring outing, he sustained a strained tendon in the middle finger of his pitching hand and began the regular season on the 60-day disabled list.
Marshall was reinstated from the DL on June 20 and optioned to Triple-A Louisville, where he went 0-5 with a 10.97 ERA in seven appearances, walking 27 over 21 1/3 innings pitched.
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