So to get him back behind the plate Friday night, they had Marson do the only logical thing: have the stitches removed.
"The stitches are out now and I should be good to go," Marson said. "It's still a little sore, but it's healing slowly. I should be fine."
Marson needed the three stitches after he was hit in the mouth by a Gavin Floyd curveball last Sunday in Chicago. Marson was also supposed to have a laser procedure on the team's off-day Thursday to remove some of the excess skin around the wound, but they pushed that back to a later date.
"They didn't do it just because I haven't healed yet," Marson said. "They're not going to do it until I heal."