3/12 Marshall stops by HoHoKam Park
Sean Marshall hasn’t changed physically but it was strange to see him wearing as much as red as he was on Monday. The left-handed reliever is now with the Reds after the Cubs traded him to Cincinnati for Travis Wood, Dave Sappelt and a Minor League infielder. On Monday, he was back at HoHoKam Park for a Cactus League game between the Cubs and Reds.
“I’ve played against a lot of these guys for the last couple years,” Marshall said of the Reds. “To be their teammate is a little different but everybody has been as nice as they could be.”
Marshall is reunited with Cincinnati manager Dusty Baker, who gave the left-hander his first opportunity. The Reds also gave Marshall a three-year, $16.5 million contract, which gives him security.
“I’ve been very lucky to have been in a Cubs uniform for nine seasons,” Marshall said. “There are a lot of players traded every couple years. I was always thankful for all my days at Wrigley Field. We’ll be back the second week of the season playing the Cubbies, so it’ll be just like going home again.”
— Carrie Muskat