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Shaun Marcum | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/14/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday that Shaun Marcum, Bruce Chen and Scott Downs would not make the Opening Day roster.
Each of the three veteran hurler's were informed of such on Tuesday but we're told they could remain in big league camp. It's unclear if any of the trio will want to seek opportunities elsewhere. Mar 24 - 7:19 PM

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Shaun Marcum was scratched from a four-inning minor league appearance Saturday to be with his wife for the birth of his child.

Marcum returned to Kansas City for the birth, which will be his third child. He should rejoin the Indians in short order to continue his quest to win a roster spot.
Mar 21 - 5:14 PM

Shaun Marcum fired three shutout innings in Monday's Cactus League start versus the Royals.

Marcum yielded only two hits while walking none and striking out two. Through three spring outings spanning seven innings, the right-hander has allowed just one run. The odds are still against him making the Indians' starting rotation, but he'll give the team something to think about if he keeps pitching well. Marcum said he might consider a reassignment to the minors if it came to that, per MLB.com's Jordan Bastian.
Mar 16 - 6:42 PM

Indians re-signed RHP Shaun Marcum to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Marcum was limited to just 17 1/3 minor league innings in 2014 as he worked his way back from thoracic outlet surgery. The soon-to-be 33-year-old isn't a good bet to contribute much at the major league level but is worth a shot on a minor league deal.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 11:37:00 AM

Shaun Marcum has been activated at Triple-A Columbus and pitch as a reliever.

Marcum has been sidelined all season due to a shoulder issue, but recently returned to action in the Arizona Rookie League. He has only been stretched out to 2-3 innings so far and figures to function as organizational depth.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 05:22:00 PM

Shaun Marcum has been shut down in extended spring training due to shoulder problems.

Not a big surprise given his injury history. Marcum is rehabbing from thoracic outlet surgery and doesn't appear close to returning to the majors.
Thu, May 22, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Shaun Marcum (thoracic outlet surgery) threw three innings in his most recent extended spring training appearance.

Marcum is progressing slowly but surely in his recovery from thoracic outlet surgery. The Indians have provided no timetable for the veteran right-hander's return. He has an opt-out clause for May 24 on his minor league contract.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 01:12:00 PM

Shaun Marcum's next opt-out date is May 24.

Marcum accepted an assignment to Triple-A Columbus last week to continue his rehabilitation from thoracic outlet surgery. The veteran right-hander could become a rotation option for the Tribe by late April.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 08:30:00 AM

Indians reassigned RHP Shaun Marcum, RHP Matt Capps, C Matt Treanor, and C Luke Carlin to minor league camp.

No real surprises among this round of cuts. Marcum is on his way back from thoracic outlet surgery and will continue his rehab against Triple-A competition.
Thu, Mar 27, 2014 11:57:00 AM

Shaun Marcum may not opt out of his contract with the Indians if he's not on the Opening Day roster.

"This organization has treated me well," Marcum said on Wednesday morning. "The training staff, the front office, coaching staff, the guys in the clubhouse. This is where I want to be, so we'll see what happens if that day comes. The main thing right now is to try to pitch for the Cleveland Indians." Marcum is working back slowly from thoracic outlet surgery and his prospects for Opening Day are bleak, but he threw well in a live batting practice session Tuesday. The right-hander could provide nice starting depth for the club if he does decide to stick around.
Wed, Mar 19, 2014 10:30:00 PM

Shaun Marcum (thoracic outlet surgery) will throw another live batting practice session Tuesday.

Marcum has been brought along slowly this camp as he works his way back from thoracic outlet surgery. He won't have time to compete for the fifth starter job but should serve as nice rotation insurance at Triple-A.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 01:11:00 PM

Shaun Marcum (thoracic outlet surgery) has been limited to throwing bullpen sessions thus far in camp.

"There doesn't need to be a hard target," Indians manager Terry Francona said of Marcum's timeline. "That's not fair to him. But he's doing pretty well." Francona also said the right-hander could still be a week away from throwing live batting practice to hitters. Marcum is in camp as a non-roster invite, so his chances of heading north with the club grow slimmer with each passing day.
Sat, Mar 1, 2014 09:08:00 PM

Shaun Marcum (thoracic outlet surgery) resumed throwing from a mound Monday.

Coming back from thoracic outlet surgery, Marcum is a little behind the other Indians pitchers but threw 25 fastballs and changeups Monday with no issues. The veteran right-hander will compete for the final spot in the Tribe's rotation, but manager Terry Francona says it's not a given that Marcum will be ready for Opening Day. "He's worked too hard," Francona said. "It never fails, you come to Spring Training, everybody's all geared up, the volume of throwing increases and then you have looming Opening Day. But I think that's an artificial deadline. We tried to beat that home with a lot of guys, that that is not the end all. Keep the big picture in mind."
Tue, Feb 18, 2014 09:12:00 PM

Indians manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that Shaun Marcum (thoracic outlet surgery) is slightly behind the other pitchers with his throwing schedule.

Marcum, who signed a minor league deal with the Indians in December, might be delayed 7-10 days before he can pitch in a game. The 32-year-old was limited to just 78 1/3 innings with the Mets last year prior to undergoing thoracic outlet surgery.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 01:01:00 PM

Indians signed RHP Shaun Marcum to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Jordan Bastian of MLB.com hears that Marcum would have a $1 million base salary if he makes the team, with the chance for another $3 million with incentives. He can opt out of the deal if he doesn't make the Opening Day roster. The 32-year-old is coming off thoracic outlet surgery and has had a host of injuries in his career, but he's a nice gamble for Cleveland.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Brett Hayes
1B1Carlos Santana
2Jesus Aguilar
2B1Jason Kipnis
2Michael Martinez
SS1Jose Ramirez
3B1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Mike Aviles
LF1Michael Brantley
2Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Bourn
2Tyler Holt
RF1Brandon Moss
2David Murphy
3Zach Walters
4Jerry Sands
DH1Nick Swisher
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4T.J. House
5Zach McAllister
6Bruce Chen
7Shaun Marcum
8Gavin Floyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Bryan Shaw
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Scott Atchison
5Kyle Crockett
6Nick Hagadone
7Josh Tomlin
8Anthony Swarzak
9Scott Downs
10Austin Adams
11Jeff Manship