Clever construction: Reds reliever given incredibly apt pre-surgery gift

A locker in the Reds clubhouse could have been confused for a construction zone Sunday.

Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Sean Marshall has gotten little mound time due to problems with his pitching shoulder.

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A locker in the Reds clubhouse could have been confused for a construction zone Sunday.

With Reds reliever Sean Marshall due to have surgery on his left shoulder, his teammates found the most fitting way possible to adorn his locker.

"I think Pricey [manager Bryan Price] might have fun with that one," Marshall told Reds.com.

Lingering shoulder issues that Marshall has battled since last season are no fun. Neither is surgery. At least Marshall's Reds teammates are giving it their best to put a smile on his face before he goes under the knife.

Marshall has appeared in only 15 games this season and was placed on the 60-day disabled list Friday.

(h/t @ctrent)