So there you go. Sean Marshall has been placed on the disabled list and Logan Ondrusek was recalled from AA Pensacola.
This whole situation really kinda irritates me. Marshall has been having problems for a long time. At any time, they could have put him on the DL retroactive to March 28. Instead, they kept him on the roster, which meant they have been playing short-handed for the entire season thus far. Once again, the Reds were voluntarily playing short-handed, all for the one single inning that Marshall has pitched this year. How many times have we seen that?
Even worse, there is a huge step-down in quality and effectiveness from Marshall to Ondrusek. Seems like Jose Arredondo would have made more sense.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
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