Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty confirmed today that the team is close to a multi-year extension with reliever Sean Marshall.
“That’s one of the things we said we wanted to do when he traded for him,” Jocketty said. “We want to get it done sooner than later. We’d like to get it done before games start.”
Jocketty would not say how many years.
“It’s not done yet,” he said.
After the trade was confirmed shortly before Christmas, an extension was said to be something that was desired, but further news of it kind of faded away. Of course, what team wouldn’t want more than one year of Marshall? He’s one of the best relievers in the majors. I’m glad to see that the team has continued working on it.
I haven’t seen any details released, but I’d guess it be in the neighborhood of 3 years at $5-7 million per year.