Report: Reds Exploring Trade For Cubs Reliever Sean Marshall

Wednesday December 21st, 2011

The Cincinnati Reds may have identified the left-handed relief pitcher they've been looking for.  According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports, the Reds are in conversations with the Chicago Cubs about 29-year-old Sean Marshall.

Marshall has been one of the top set-up pitchers in baseball over the last two seasons, finishing 2011 with a 2.26 ERA in 78 appearances, and would fill a definite need on the Cincinnati roster. In exchange, Rosenthal reports that the Cubs are interested in Travis Wood, a 24-year-old left handed pitcher who has not yet made much of an impact in the majors, but who, Rosenthal's sources say, "intrigued team president Theo Epstein last season."

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