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Sources: Reds, Marshall near extension
An announcement is expected early this week.
Marshall, obtained from the Chicago Cubs in an off-season trade, was on track to become a free agent after this season.
Marshall, 29, is coming off arguably his best season in the majors. He went 6-6 with a 2.26 ERA in 78 relief appearances for the Cubs. He could be a candidate to close for Cincinnati in 2013, if current closer Ryan Madson departs as a free agent.
“We’re doing everything we can to try to keep these guys,” owner Bob Castellini told FOXSports.com Saturday in Goodyear, Ariz. “I think those are two fellows (Phillips and Votto) who would really like to stay.”