GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - The Reds have agreed to terms on a
three-year contract extension with set-up man Sean Marshall, who
could become the closer down the road.
They traded three players to the Cubs to get the left-hander in
December. He'll be the set-up man to new closer Ryan Madson this
season. General manager Walt Jocketty says the contract extension
puts the 29-year-old Marshall in line to become the closer if that
role opens up eventually. Madson has a one-year deal with a team
option for next season.
Marshall was entering the final season on a two-year deal that
will pay him $3.1 million in 2012.
The Reds traded left-handed starter Travis Wood, outfielder Dave
Sappelt and a minor leaguer to get Marshall, who had a 2.78 ERA and
5 saves last season.