The Cincinnati Reds placed reliever Sean Marshall on the disabled list on Friday. The left hander has a sprained left shoulder.
Taking his roster spot will be Manny Parra, according to the team's official Twitter handle. Parra had been out for the last month with a strained left pectoral muscle.
Marshall, 30, could be a big loss to an excellent Reds' bullpen. He has been one of the most consistent relievers in baseball over the past four years with a 2.47 ERA since the 2010 season began. The former Cubs pitcher has been used heavily over that span, averaging 77 games per season between 2010-2012.
This season, Marshall has pitched in 11 games, but has been increasingly used as a left handed specialist and has thrown a total of seven innings. Marshall has allowed just two runs in 2013 and is averaging a strikeout per inning.
Few would mistake Parra, 30, for consistent. The long-time Brewers' pitcher has struggled in his time with the Reds, allowing six earned runs in 6.2 innings. Parra has always been praised for his well above-average "stuff", but has not been able to put it together at the Major League level and has a career 5.16 ERA over parts of six seasons.