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Shaun Marcum tosses five scoreless innings in minor league game

Mar 30, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT

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Shaun Marcum may be on the Brewers’ Opening Day roster, after all.

After delivering three shutout frames in his Cactus League debut Sunday against the Dodgers, Marcum tossed five shutout innings in a minor league exhibition game this afternoon. He allowed just one hit while striking out seven and walking none.

Marcum has been slowed this spring due to shoulder inflammation, so the Brewers kept him on the minor league side this time around so they would still have the option to backdate a potential stint on the disabled list. However, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke previously told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that if Marcum threw well today, he would throw in another Cactus League game before the team broke camp. It looks like he’ll get his chance.

Marcum, 30, posted a 3.54 ERA and 158/57 K/BB ratio over a career-high 200 2/3 innings last season. He is due to hit free agency this offseason.

  1. mydadyourmom - Mar 30, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Lawrie rules.

    • sasquash20 - Mar 30, 2012 at 11:45 PM

      Lawrie looks like a stud no doubt. But Marcum when healthy is a great 3rd starter.

  2. sportsfreak61787 - Mar 31, 2012 at 12:25 AM

    hey urmom, ik we are buddies now but you really gota layoff the brewers. you have no leg to stand on. ill say it again marcum helped lead Milwaukee to its first divison title in over 25 yrs an 2 games from the world series. they are prolly gona win the divison again this yr with the pitching injuries my cards.are having. an marcum will be a big reason why. easily one of the best #3s in baseball. yes u got lawrie, more than likely a future all star albeit a dbag. but ur still not going to win even with him. where as.the brewers got what they needed, a good pitcher for a player.who was a drama queen with no room to start on the brewers n needed a fresh start. remember this is coming from a cards fan

  3. mydadyourmom - Mar 31, 2012 at 10:23 AM

    I wish nothing but the best for Marcum and the Brewers. I am overboard on Lawrie no doubt, but I find it hard to blame me.

  4. mydadyourmom - Mar 31, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Also, I think the Cards take the div. Big year for Beltran. Book it.

  5. redscarfunion - Apr 1, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    Brewers will regret this trade Sooo badly, can’t wait!

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