Sean Marshall was on the active roster but unavailable for the first week of the season due to shoulder fatigue, finally made his 2013 debut on Sunday, and is now headed to the disabled list with what’s being called tendinitis.
Marshall threw a scoreless inning Sunday and an MRI exam revealed no structural damage, but afterward manager Dusty Baker was quoted as saying “he’s not right.”
To replace Marshall on the roster and in the bullpen the Reds called up Logan Ondrusek, the 6-foot-8 right-hander who spent most of the past three seasons in Cincinnati’s bullpen logging a combined 175 innings with a 3.45 ERA. It speaks to the Reds’ reliever depth that a guy with as much big-league success as Ondrusek was in the minors to begin with, but they’ll definitely still miss Marshall.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced on Monday that Hyun-Jin Ryu will open the regular season in the starting rotation, MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick reports.
Ryu, 30, missed the entire 2015 season and made only one start last season due to shoulder and elbow injuries. The lefty has looked solid in three spring appearances, however, yielding a lone run on five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in nine innings.
With Scott Kazmir likely to begin the season on the disabled list, that leaves Alex Wood and Brandon McCarthy to battle it out for the fifth spot in the Dodgers’ rotation.
Royals outfielder Jorge Soler has been diagnosed with a strained oblique, making it likely that he begins the regular season on the disabled list, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.
The Royals acquired Soler from the Cubs in December in exchange for reliever Wade Davis. Over parts of three seasons with the Cubs, Soler hit .258/.328/.434 with 27 home runs and 98 RBI in 765 plate appearances.
When he’s healthy, Soler is expected to find himself in the Royals’ lineup as a right fielder and occasionally as a designated hitter.