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Shaun Marcum ruled out through the All-Star break

Jun 29, 2012, 8:28 PM EDT

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The last time we checked in on Shaun Marcum, he was still experiencing some soreness in his throwing elbow while playing catch. Things haven’t improved over the past few days.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke told Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel this afternoon that Marcum will be sidelined through the All-Star break. The 30-year-old right-hander has been playing catch on a daily basis to gauge his progress, but the team simply hasn’t seen enough improvement in his symptoms.

“Threw again today; still felt it,” Roenicke said. “A little better, but still felt it. I don’t think he’ll make a start before the all-star break. I don’t think there’s any way we can do that.

“But hopefully we get him to where he’s confident that he can go out there and throw the ball and not feel anything. That’s where we’re trying to get to.”

Marcum previously underwent Tommy John surgery back in 2008 and missed the entire 2009 season, but two MRIs have ruled out any new damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. For now, the Brewers will just have to hope that the soreness subsides with rest.

Marcum, who is due to become a free agent this winter, has a 3.39 ERA and 77/26 K/BB ratio in 82 1/3 innings across 13 starts this season. Marco Estrada and rookie Michael Fiers will continue to get starts during his absence.

  1. mydadyourmom - Jun 29, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    Lawrie.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Jun 30, 2012 at 12:08 AM

      Stupid comment.

  2. mydadyourmom - Jun 30, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    Agreed.

  3. brewcitybummer - Jun 30, 2012 at 4:11 AM

    Baseball reference still shows Marcum having 5 years and change service time. If he gets put on the 60 day DL due to complications wouldn’t he finish the season with less than 6 years service time? I’m guessing either I misunderstand the rules or baseball reference is not completely up to date with the service time or something else. Just asking.

    • brewcitybummer - Jun 30, 2012 at 4:24 AM

      Ignore the above comment. Apparently players accrue service time while on the 60 day DL.

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