Former Cubs’ reliever Sean Marshall admits “it’s different but I’m getting used” to being dressed in red instead of blue.
Marshall returned to Wrigley Field with the Reds Friday for the start of a three-game series, his first in the visiting clubhouse.
Marshall has been thrust into the closer’s role after an elbow injury to Ryan Madson and had both of the team’s saves coming into Wrigley. He had worked as a left-handed setup man in his years with the Cubs.
“Closing’s good,” he said. “It’s been fun. It’s the same game. I’ve still got to make my pitches. I’ve always been comfortable no matter how many people are watching or how much noise is being made.”
Marshall was traded from the Cubs during the winter for starter Travis Wood, outfielder Dave Sappelt and infielder Ronald Torreyes, who are all in the minor leagues. Wood is 1-1 with a 5.19 ERA after three starts at AAA Iowa.
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