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Shaun Marcum | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/14/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Aug 7 - 5:22 PM

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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.
May 22 - 5:03 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.
Apr 20 - 1:12 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.
Mar 31 - 8:30 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.
Mar 27 - 11:57 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.
Mar 19 - 10:30 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.
Mar 17 - 1:11 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.
Mar 1 - 9:08 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."
Feb 18 - 9:12 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.
Feb 12 - 1:01 PM

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

Jordan Bastian of 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

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Indians have signed right-hander Shaun Marcum to a minor league contract.

Marcum was limited to just 78 1/3 innings with the Mets this past season prior to undergoing thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. The 32-year-old is far from a sure thing to be healthy in 2014, but this is a no-risk situation for the Indians.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 04:54:00 PM

ESPN's Jayson Stark hears that Indians, Rangers and Royals are among the teams showing interest in free agent right-hander Shaun Marcum.

Marcum was limited to just 78 1/3 innings with the Mets this past season prior to undergoing thoracic outlet syndrome surgery, but he's said to be doing well in his recovery. He'll likely have to accept an incentive-laden deal.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 09:31:00 AM

Shaun Marcum's agent, Rex Gary, told MLB Trade Rumors that his client is doing well in his recovery from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery and expects to be ready for spring training.

Marcum required season-ending surgery in July, but he's expected to be on his normal offseason throwing program. After posting a 5.29 ERA and 60/21 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 inning with the Mets this season, he may have to accept an incentive-laden deal. He turns 32 in December.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 12:21:00 PM

Shaun Marcum has been placed on release waivers.

Marcum underwent surgery earlier this month for thoracic outlet syndrome and will not pitch again this season. This is basically just a procedural move for the Mets.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 04:54:00 PM

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