by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/20/2013) It was another start and another defeat for Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum Monday at home against the Reds. Marcum did just enough to fall to 0-5 on the year.
Marcum gave up four earned runs -- three in the first -- and the Mets lost 4-3. He was victimized twice by Jay Bruce, who hit a run-scoring double in the first and a home run in the sixth inning. In all, Marcum allowed four runs on six hits and a walk over six frames. He struck out seven and his ERA is now at 6.59.
The 31-year-old has at least gone six or more innings in his last two outings. He's shown improvement and will search for that elusive first win Sunday against Atlanta.
Shaun Marcum remains winless
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum was unable to pick up his first win of the season in Wednesday's start against the Cardinals despite turning in a quality start. Marcum surrendered three runs (two earned) on five hits and one walk while striking out three in 6 2/3 innings.
It was the first time this season Marcum pitched at least five full innings. He takes an 0-4 record and 6.75 ERA into a home start against the Reds Monday.
Shaun Marcum allows six runs, X-rays negative
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/10/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum fell to 0-3 on the year by surrendering six earned runs on nine hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Pirates Friday, striking out two and walking none.
Marcum also took a line drive off his glove hand, but stayed in to pitch after being checked out by trainers. Manager Terry Collins said after the game that X-rays on Marcum's left thumb were negative, ESPNNewYork.com reports.
Marcum, who has an 8.59 ERA on the season, is scheduled to face the Cardinals in St. Louis Wednesday.
Rainout forces Mets to alter rotation
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) The Mets' game at Atlanta scheduled for Saturday was postponed due to rain and a makeup date was not announced. Although the Braves decided to skip Saturday's starter Julio Teheran in the rotation, New York chose to push back its group.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/3/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum couldn't make it through five innings for the second straight start Friday against the Braves, pitching 4 1/3 innings and allowing three earned runs on six hits and three walks, striking out four.
His ERA fell to 7.20 through 10 innings with the three-run day. He'll look for his first win of the year Thursday against the Pirates.
Shaun Marcum confident he will pitch Friday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum is confident he will take the mound Friday at Atlanta after pitching in relief during Monday's 15-inning loss at Miami. Marcum, who volunteered to pitch, said he won't throw his in-between bullpen session Tuesday after throwing 28 pitches Monday.
"The bullpen was kind of running out there toward the end," Marcum said, per ESPN. "I told them if they needed me I was available and I'd be more than happy to go down there and give these guys whatever I had."
Shaun Marcum takes loss in extras
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum made his first relief appearance since 2007 in Monday's series opener against the Marlins. He came on in the 14th inning with the game tied and worked a scoreless frame.
His teammates scored a run in the top of the 15th and the right-hander came back out in line to earn the win. He gave up two runs, however, and took the loss in a 4-3 defeat.
Marcum made his season debut over the weekend after beginning the year on the disabled list.
Shaun Marcum not satisfied with debut
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum (0-1) yielded three runs and five hits over four innings during his season debut in New York's 9-4 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday. Marcum was making his first start after overcoming neck and shoulder pain due to a nerve issue that required a trip to the disabled list. He struck out three batters and walked two.
He fanned the first two batters he faced -- Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley -- on eight pitches but recorded just one strikeout among the last 16 batters he faced. Marcum fired 71 total pitches, 44 for strikes.
"It's not what I wanted from a statistical standpoint or helping this team," Marcum told ESPN.com. "I wasn't very efficient with my pitches there in the second and third inning. My pitch count rose pretty quickly in those two innings. As far as health, everything felt pretty good."
Marcum's next start is projected for Friday at Atlanta; he went 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA in his lone start against the Braves last season as a member of the Brewers.
Mets activate Shaun Marcum for start
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) The Mets activated starter Shaun Marcum from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday and optioned pitcher Josh Edgin to Double-A Binghamton.
Marcum will star for the Mets against Philadelphia at Citi Field Saturday.
The 26-year-old Edgin appeared in 11 games and allowed 10 runs on 13 hits over 9 1/3 innings with 10 strikeouts.
Shaun Marcum set for Saturday debut
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday starting pitcher Shaun Marcum (neck) made it through his extended spring start Monday unscathed and will make his season debut Saturday against the Phillies. Marcum was 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA and .256 opponents' batting average in three spring starts.
Stash, don't start, Shaun Marcum
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/22/2013) With news that Shaun Marcum is expected to start for the Mets on Saturday, it may be a little tempting for his owners to slide him up from the DL spot to the end of the rotation. And while this may be a good move for 12-team NL-only Roto leagues with limited pitching options, owners in shallower leagues should keep Marcum on the DL until Week 5.
Marcum has yet to throw a pitch this season and may encounter some sort of setback before Saturday. Additionally, moving him from the DL to the rotation will force a corresponding move. Waiting a week allows you to push that "who to release?" decision off a little more. Also, Marcum will be limited to about 90 pitches, so his value will be capped.
Owned in 58 percent of leagues, Marcum is a solid option for a team's bench or DL, but should be kept out of the starting lineup in most formats until the next scoring period.
Shaun Marcum sets sights on Saturday
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum (neck) completed five scoreless innings in an extended spring training game Monday and is expected to start Saturday's game against Philadelphia, barring any setbacks. Marcum, who has been on the disabled list all season with neck and shoulder problems due to a nerve issue, threw 52 pitches and recorded four strikeouts.
The veteran right-hander threw additional pitches in the bullpen to help him build strength in anticipation of his first game with New York. Manager Terry Collins indicated Marcum would be capped at roughly 90 pitches against the Phillies.
Rehab outing the last hurdle for Shaun Marcum
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum (neck) is scheduled to make a minor-league rehab appearance Monday in the last step prior to his long-awaited season -- and team -- debut, ESPN.com reports. Marcum, who has been on the disabled list since the start of the season due to nerve inflammation in his neck and shoulder, will be on a limit of 70-75 pitches.
If he completes the rehab outing without any issue, he will likely take the mound for Saturday's game against Philadelphia, which would be his first regular-season start since last Oct. 1.
"Shaun's getting ready," Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday. "When he gets here, probably 90, 95 pitches would be max for him, his first start. ... But again, we'll wait to see how he comes out of [Monday]."
Mets pleased with Shaun Marcum's progress
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) The Mets are happy with the progress starting pitcher Shaun Marcum showed in his Thursday outing in extended spring training. Marcum threw 41 pitches over four innings.
"He pitched very well," manager Terry Collins told MLB.com Friday. "He felt great. We're very excited."
Marcum is recovering from nerve inflammation in his neck that has kept him on the disabled list all season. He's expected to throw 80 pitches in his next outing, possibly in a minor-league rehab game, and will likely need to throw at least 90 pitches in a start before the team is ready to have him return to the majors. MLB.com reports that April 27 against Philadelphia is a possible target date for his return, though he team did not confirm.
Shaun Marcum worth a speculative pickup
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/19/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum is owned in only 57 percent of leagues -- less than Matt Harrison, Tommy Hanson and Bud Norris -- even though he has a 3.62 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings over the last three seasons.
Injuries are the drawback, of course, but considering he's nearing a return from his latest one, having thrown four perfect innings in an extended spring game Thursday, why not beat the rush to the waiver wire and add him now? It's no different than stashing a potential call-up like Chris Archer or Zack Wheeler, except in Marcum's case, you have some idea when he'll arrive and what he'll contribute.
Shaun Marcum begins road back to majors
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum (neck) threw four perfect innings during an extended spring game Thursday. Marcum struck out five, while only needing 41 pitches to get through four innings.
Manager Terry Collins said Marcum will need to throw at least 90 pitches before being activated from the 15-day disabled list. He will likely need two more starts to reach that number, according to Newsday.
Shaun Marcum to throw Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum will throw 65 to 70 pitches at the team's complex in Florida.
Marcum will likely need to throw another start before he returns. Manager Terry Collins said he would like to see Marcum throw 90 pitches before he is activated from the disabled list. Collins added that Marcum is not having any issues with his neck or his shoulder.
Shaun Marcum could come off DL next week
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) Mets starter Shaun Marcum is expected to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday, ESPN.com reports. The right-hander will then throw a three- or four-inning game at the team's spring training site on Thursday.
That means Marcum won't be activated from the 15-day disabled list until the middle of next week, at the earliest.
Shaun Marcum could return next week
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) After tossing a successful simulated game Saturday, Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum (neck) could join the rotation by next Sunday at the earliest, Newsday reports. Marcum has been limited by neck and shoulder issues since spring training and has yet to make his season debut.
Shaun Marcum set for simulated game
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum will take the next step in his recovery from nerve inflammation Saturday, when he throws a two-inning simulated game.
If Marcum gets through that outing, he is scheduled to throw five innings in a minor-league game following that. The team has yet to set a concrete timeline for his return from the disabled list, however.
Shaun Marcum to throw two innings in simulated game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaum Marcum, who is on the disabled list due to nerve inflammation, is expected to throw two innings in a simulated game in the next few days, according to ESPN.
If all goes well in the simulated game, Marcum will pitch five innings in his next assignment, which could come in a minor-league game. If the five-inning assignment goes well, he could be activated from the disabled list.
Shaun Marcum may throw Tuesday bullpen
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum might throw a bullpen session Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News.
Marcum has been sidelined with inflammation in his neck. He's been getting injections to help him deal with the injury. Marcum also had some shoulder issues during the spring. There's no timetable for Marcum's return, and manager Terry Collins said that he's not "anywhere close to getting into a game."
Shaun Marcum throwing
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/8/2013) Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum is throwing, but is not close to pitching in a game, according to Metsblog.com.
Marcum has been out with nerve inflammation in his neck. He also struggled with shoulder issues earlier in the spring.
The 31-year-old Marcum was limited to just 124 innings last season due to arm injuries. He had a 3.70 ERA and a 4.10 FIP.
Return date unclear for Shaun Marcum
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) With Shaun Marcum's turn in the starting rotation passing without him Sunday, the Mets remain uncertain when the right-hander will be activated from the disabled list. Marcum has yet to resume baseball activities since receiving an injection last week to alleviate inflammation in his neck and was replaced in the rotation against Miami by Aaron Laffey.
"We don't know," manager Terry Collins told MLB.com. "It's hard to say. If Shaun comes back pretty fast, I would think it's going to be a couple weeks. You're looking at maybe two to three starts."
No timetable for Shaun Marcum's return
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters Friday that the team does not have a timetable for Shaun Marcum , after he received injections in his neck Thursday to treat inflammation.
Collins said the team might have to wait a week or two before they can begin to say when Marcum will return. Aaron Laffey is expected to start in Marcum's place Sunday against the Marlins.
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum's MRI revealed nerve inflammation in his neck. He received "trigger point injections" in his neck to treat the inflammation, according to Newsday.
Marcum is headed back to the team's spring complex in Florida and will rest for 48 hours. Marcum is not expected to make his scheduled start Sunday against the Marlins. Aaron Laffey is projected to take Marcum's turn.
Shaun Marcum unlikely to make start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday starting pitcher Shaun Marcum, who had to cut short a simulated game Tuesday, is headed to New York Thursday to be examined. Collins said the discomfort for Marcum starts from his shoulder and goes through his neck.
Collins added Marcum is unlikely to pitch Sunday against the Marlins. Aaron Laffey is the likely choice to take Marcum's turn in the rotation. Collins feels Laffey will be able to give the team about 95 pitches.
Shaun Marcum's recovery hits a snag
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/2/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum suffered a setback Tuesday that puts his return to the rotation in jeopardy, ESPN reports.
Marcum was scheduled to pitch a simulated game Tuesday but was unable to get loose in warm-ups. He had his start scratched due to pain in his neck. Marcum was hoping to return to the rotation by the weekend, but a simulated game was expected to be the final hurdle for him to clear, so that looks unlikely.
Marcum will be re-evaluated Wednesday, and remains on the disabled list.
Aaron Laffey is expected to start in Marcum's place if he can't make his return.
Shaun Marcum starts on DL
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/1/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, retroactive to March 22, due to lingering neck discomfort. Marcum was bothered by the issue for most of the spring and was limited to just three Grapefruit League outings.
Marcum is scheduled to pitch in a controlled game on Tuesday after completing a bullpen session Saturday without any reported issues. New York is hoping he can return by the sixth game of the season but if he's not available, Aaron Laffey could take his turn in the rotation.
Shaun Marcum might not need DL stint
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Mets manager Terry Collins said he hopes starting pitcher Shaun Marcum (neck) will pitch in a simulated or minor-league game Monday or Tuesday, according to ESPN. Pitching coach Dan Warthen said the team is trying to get Marcum ready for the season without a disabled list stint. If he makes it to 75 pitches Monday or Tuesday, then the Mets are hopeful he will be ready to pitch in either Game 5 or Game 6 of the regular season.
Shaun Marcum still a good value pick
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum might be headed to the disabled list to begin the 2013 season, but it's not going to create a seismic shift in his Fantasy value. Marcum was being drafted as a late-round Fantasy in Head-to-Head and Rotisserie mixed leagues. Although, my colleagues Al Melchoir and Nando Di Fino viewed Marcum as a top 50 Fantasy starting pitcher prior to this news.
When Marcum is healthy, you know what you are going to get from him. He's a threat for double-digit wins and will post an ERA in the mid-3.00s. Over the last three seasons, he has had a 3.62 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. Marcum isn't an elite strikeout pitcher, but he's averaged 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings in his last 85 starts since 2010.
His latest setback might not keep him out more than a few weeks, so continue to draft Marcum as a mid-to-late-round flier, depending on your format. He will be a nice addition to your Fantasy rotation once he is active.
Don't forget he's only in New York on a one-year contract, so don't be surprised if Marcum's name pops up in trade rumors later this summer if the Mets begin to fall out of playoff contention.
Mets' Shaun Marcum could start year on disabled list
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Mets starter Shaun Marcum will no longer make his scheduled start Thursday due to neck pain, Newsday reports Tuesday.
The 31-year-old starter, projected to start New York's second game of the season, could begin the year on the disabled list after tweaking his neck during a bullpen session Monday. He will see a doctor and ESPN reported the organization has "legitimate concerns" about Marcum's condition.
If Marcum does begin the year on the shelf, the Mets would not need a No. 5 starter immediately. Depending on how long he'd be out, however, the team may not have Marcum's replacement in camp right now.
Shaun Marcum to pitch Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum will pitch against the Nationals on Thursday.
Marcum has been dealing with shoulder problems this spring, and there was some thought his next start would be against minor-league hitters. Marcum had a cortisone shot in his shoulder on Tuesday.
The team also sent pitcher Aaron Laffey to the minors, which could signal Marcum will begin the year with the major-league club.
Last year, Marcum had a 3.70 ERA and a 4.10 FIP in 124 innings.
Shaun Marcum downplays cortisone shot
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum downplayed his recent shoulder problems. The 31-year-old received a cortisone shot in his arm Tuesday, after his velocity was down in his last start.
Marcum said he’s had a cortisone shot in his arm during spring training before. Last year, Marcum missed time during the spring with a shoulder issue. He was bothered by a few injuries last season, when he threw only 124 innings. He finished the year with a 3.70 ERA and a 4.10 FIP.
Marcum added that it was his idea to get the cortisone injection and that he feels strong heading into the season.
Manager expects Shaun Marcum back next week
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday he expects Shaun Marcum to return for another spring training start early next week.
Marcum received a cortisone injection in his right shoulder Tuesday.
"He said he gets it every spring, pretty much," Collins said. "He just wanted to get it cleared up early so he can take a couple extra days now and he can go into his last start of the spring and extend himself a little bit."
Shaun Marcum receives 'precautionary' injection in shoulder
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/20/2013) The Mets announced Wednesday that Shaun Marcum received a cortisone injection in his right shoulder and will not pitch for a few days. The team is calling his injury an "impingement" and general manager Sandy Alderson told the New York Post the injection was "largely precautionary."
Marcum, who was limited to 21 starts last season due to shoulder issues, has gone 0-1 with a 4.66 ERA in three Grapefruit League starts.
Strikeouts missing for Shaun Marcum
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum permitted two runs and five hits over four innings during New York's Grapefruit League contest against Miami on Saturday. Marcum, who was making his third start of the spring, failed to record a strikeout and walked one batter. It was the second time he has not generated a strikeout; he has fanned just two batters over 9 2/3 innings during exhibition play. He allowed both of his runs in the fourth inning before being replaced by Brandon Lyon the following inning.
Marcum springs back to life
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/10/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum fired 3 2/3 scoreless innings and permitted just one hit during New York's Grapefruit League contest against St. Louis on Sunday. "We pitched very well today," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "It starts with Shaun. Shaun made pitch after pitch and later in the game the relievers did, too." Marcum, who was making his first Grapefruit start since Feb. 23 after overcoming a minor shoulder issue, allowed only a double during his sharp outing and did not issue a walk. He also finished with a pair of strikeouts while shaving his ERA this spring to 4.76. "As far as mechanics and everything, which has been my main focus the last couple bullpens and today's start, everything felt a lot better," Marcum said.
Cautious Marcum feels confident
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/5/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum hurled two scoreless innings during a B game against the Marlins on Tuesday without any reported issues with his shoulder. Marcum took the mound for the first time since New York's Grapefruit League opener on Feb. 23 while building strength in his right (throwing) shoulder. He permitted two hits and a walk while also recording a strikeout. "I wanted to be smart about it this spring, especially with the extended spring, and just make sure that I was ready for whenever my turn is in the rotation for the start of the season," he told ESPN.com.
Marcum nearing return to spring action
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/3/2013) Mets starter Shaun Marcum (shoulder) is expected to return to Grapefruit League competition on Tuesday, reports the Newark Star-Ledger Sunday. Marcum was removed from the spring rotation in order to strengthen his shoulder.
Marcum working to build shoulder strength
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/27/2013) Mets starter Shaun Marcum has been temporarily removed from New York's Grapefruit League rotation in order to strengthen his shoulder, reports MLB.com Wednesday. Marcum is expected to long toss to build up shoulder strength before he gets back in a Grapefruit League game in early-to-mid March. The Mets insist that Marcum is not injured.
Marcum trying to find mark
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/23/2013) Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum surrendered three runs and four hits in two innings of work during his first Grapefruit League appearance Saturday against Washington. Marcum, who signed with New York on a one-year deal after an injury-riddled 2012 campaign, allowed all of his runs in the second inning, including two on a homer by Chris Snyder. He did not record a strikeout or walk, but all 11 of his pitches went for strikes.
Marcum aims for 200 innings
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/12/2013) The New York Post reports Mets starting pitcher Shaun Marcum insists he is past the elbow issues that plagued him in 2012. I feel great -- better than I have in a long time, Marcum said. Its about going out there and getting ready for whenever I am slotted in the rotation and making all my starts and doing whatever I can to help these guys win games. Those numbers [R.A. Dickey] put up last year are pretty incredible, so if one of us can go out there and do that, it would be great. If we can all shoot for that 200-inning mark, thats going to take a lot of pressure off the bullpen.
Marcum had best season with Buck
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/31/2013) Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum told reporters in his introductory conference call that, "there's a comfort level" with fellow offseason acquisition John Buck. "John knows what I like to do." Marcum signed a one-year deal with the Mets last week, and Buck was acquired in the R.A. Dickey deal.
Mark it down: Marcum a Met
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (1/24/2013) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that the Mets reached an agreement on a one-year deal with free agent starting pitcher Shaun Marcum on Thursday. Marcum was limited to 21 starts for the Brewers last season due to elbow issues. He went 7-4 with a 3.70 ERA.
More teams interested in Marcum
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/14/2013) FOXSports.com reports the Rangers, Pirates and Padres are showing interest in free agent starter Shaun Marcum, according to sources. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman already reported the Mets have had internal talks about signing Marcum.
Mets considering Marcum
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (1/8/2013) CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports that the Mets have had internal talks about signing free agent starting pitcher Shaun Marcum. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told ESPN.com that the team is looking to sign a starter who would be good enough to put in the rotation without having to compete with other candidates, such as Jenrry Mejia and Jeremy Hefner. Chris Young and Carl Pavano are other free agents whom the team is considering.