Sean Marshall wants to be a starter

Cubs LHP accepts role as reliever but thinks he can do more to help

Updated: March 25, 2010, 2:10 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

MESA, Ariz. -- Standing in left field this past July with the bases loaded, nobody out in the ninth inning and the bleacher bums chanting his name, all Sean Marshall wanted was a fly ball to come his way.

"I was hoping I could throw the runner out at home," the Cubs lefty reliever said this week with a perfectly straight face. "There wasn't a person on that field whose arm was as loose as mine. I wanted to throw a four-seam heater right at [Geovany Soto's] chest."

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