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Shaun Marcum shifted to 60-day disabled list, won’t return before mid-August

Jul 30, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

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Shaun Marcum has been out since mid-June with an elbow injury and suffered a setback last week, causing the Brewers to transfer him from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.

Milwaukee made the move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for reliever Fautino De Los Santos, who was acquired from Oakland for catcher George Kottaras, but the shift also means Marcum won’t be eligible to return until August 14.

Marcum is an impending free agent, so if healthy the Brewers would likely be shopping him for more prospects after dealing Zack Greinke to the Angels. Instead he’s no sure thing to pitch again this season and the 30-year-old right-hander may have a hard time securing a big-money deal on the open market despite a 3.68 ERA in 141 career starts.

  1. brewcrewfan54 - Jul 30, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    More bad news out of Brew-town, although this one isn’t exactly a surprise. I like Marcum, unfortunate that this will hurt him as a FA.

  2. onbucky96 - Jul 30, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    He won’t pitch again this season. Too much risk for him, whether its his elbow and or his shoulder. Great investment, giving up promising 3B Lawrie for 1.5 seasons. Damn it anyway :(

    • tonyc920 - Jul 31, 2012 at 4:15 PM

      So EINSTEIN, where would Brett Lawrie be fitted into the line up right now ? Sure, they could have had him start at 3rd the past 2 years, but his stats with Toronto are below that of Ramirez. 13 errors, 1/2 as many RBI’s, only 9 hr and the list goes on. And maybe the Brew Crew doesn’t make the 2011 playoffs without Marcum. Sure he didn’t perform well the last part of that year, but early on in the 2011 season through August he did a damn nice job. His arm got tired. So whaddayathink about that mr smartypants !

  3. brewcrewchamps - Jul 31, 2012 at 12:32 AM

    I mean…maybe he’ll take a cheap deal for next year? That’s pretty much the only thing I can pull outta this.

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