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Lou Marson | Catcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/26/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Reds signed C Lou Marson to a minor league contract.
Marson was released by the Phillies in spring training and has finally caught on with another organization. He'll need an injury or two to get another shot in the majors. May 9 - 5:08 PM

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Phillies released C Lou Marson.

It appears that the Phillies are doing Marson a favor here, releasing him pretty early in camp so that he has time to catch on somewhere else. The 27-year-old should be able to land another minor league gig elsewhere.
Mar 14 - 8:46 AM

Phillies signed C Lou Marson to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

This is a homecoming for Marson, who was once a highly-regarded Phillies prospect. Philadelphia, you might recall, shipped him to Cleveland in July, 2009 along with Jason Knapp, Carlos Carrasco and Jason Donald for Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco. Marson slashed just .217/.308/.295 in five seasons with the Indians and was limited to three games this past season due to a neck injury. Marson will compete with Wil Nieves for the right to be Carlos Ruiz's understudy.
Wed, Dec 18, 2013 12:24:00 PM

Indians non-tendered C Lou Marson.

With Yan Gomes' emergence in 2013, the Indians no longer saw a fit for Marson, who was limited to just three games this past season due to a neck injury. He's a career .219/.309/.299 hitter but should land somewhere as a backup.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 07:58:00 PM

Indians activated C Lou Marson from the 60-day disabled list.

Marson suffered a cervical neck strain in early April following a nasty collision at home plate with the Rays' Desmond Jennings. Cleveland made due without him in 2013 and could trade or non-tender Marson this winter.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 08:27:00 AM

Indians transferred C Lou Marson from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move to clear room on the 40-man roster for Preston Guilmet. Marson is out indefinitely with ongoing shoulder issues.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 10:12:00 AM

Lou Marson has been pulled from his rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus due to continued soreness in his right shoulder.

Bad news for Marson, who has been sidelined since late April with right shoulder inflammation. There's no timetable for his return.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 11:02:00 AM

Lou Marson (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with Double-A Akron.

Marson has been sidelined for a month with right shoulder inflammation, but he's finally ready to return to game action. If all goes well, he should have his rehab assignment transferred to Triple-A Columbus on Friday. He appears on track for a return in early June.
Wed, May 29, 2013 11:20:00 AM

Lou Marson (shoulder) admitted Monday that there is no timetable for his return to the Indians' active roster.

Marson has begun throwing but is not yet performing any other baseball activities due to lingering soreness in his shoulder and neck. "It's definitely frustrating," the catcher told MLB.com. "I know what it is and kind of what I have to do. Hopefully, I can get on the field soon."
Mon, May 20, 2013 01:43:00 PM

Lou Marson (shoulder) has been cleared to begin a throwing program.

Marson has been on the DL for nearly two weeks with right shoulder inflammation. He should be cleared for a rehab assignment soon as long as his throwing goes well.
Thu, May 9, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Indians placed C Lou Marson on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

Marson had just returned from the DL a few days ago after missing a couple weeks with a strained neck. It's not clear how long he'll be out this time. Yan Gomes has replaced him on the roster.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 11:28:00 AM

Indians activated C Lou Marson from the 15-day disabled list.

An expected move. Marson suffered a cervical neck strain in a home plate collision earlier this week, but he's ready to return as Carlos Santana's backup. Yan Gomes has been sent back to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding roster move.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 11:12:00 AM

Lou Marson (neck) will be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Marson will finish up his rehab assignment and rejoin the big club on Tuesday before being activated the next day. He'll return to being Carlos Santana's backup.
Mon, Apr 22, 2013 07:14:00 PM

Lou Marson (neck) could be activated Wednesday.

Marson has been on a rehab assignment for five days and is reporting no issues with his neck. He will serve as the primary backup to Carlos Santana once activated.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 06:00:00 PM

Lou Marson (neck) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday night with Triple-A Columbus.

Marson landed on the disabled list last week with a cervical neck strain. He won't be eligible to return until the middle of next week.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 10:02:00 AM

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