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The Brewers have placed Shaun Marcum on waivers

Aug 28, 2012, 7:55 PM EDT

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We could see some more trade action before August 31, as Ken Rosenthal of reports that the Brewers have placed Shaun Marcum on revocable waivers.

Marcum landed on the disabled list in mid-June with an elbow injury, but he returned Saturday against the Pirates and gave up four unearned runs over five innings. His waiver period expires Thursday at 1 p.m., so teams won’t get a chance to get another look at him before he starts later that day against the Cubs. Given the risk involved, it’s possible he could pass through waivers unclaimed.

No word on who might be interested, but the Dodgers are known to be in the market for another starting pitcher and likely wouldn’t shy away from absorbing the roughly $1.6 million left on his contract. Marcum, 30, has a 3.19 ERA and 82/27 K/BB ratio in 87 1/3 innings over 87 1/3 innings this season and is due to hit free agency this winter.

  1. dondada10 - Aug 28, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    I was gonna write a snarky Brett Lawrie comment, but I didn’t realize his OPS has dipped so low.

    Still a win for the Jays.

  2. johnnyb1976 - Aug 28, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Why is it that Hardball talk tries to tie the Dodgers in with EVERY starting pitcher that is put on waivers?

  3. uwsptke - Aug 28, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    High likelihood that he gets traded for what they can get. He’s a very good pitcher, but probably not going to get a qualifying offer from the Brewers who need to find out how the young arms in the system will fare.

  4. muskyhunter2542 - Aug 28, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    actually its a win for Milwaukee… they made the NLCS. The Blue Jays haven’t pade the playoffs since when???

    • fm31970 - Aug 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM

      What was Marcum’s ERA during that playoff run? Any Brewers fans who took off his/her rose colored glasses saw a pitcher whose arm was tired, and he had run out of gas at season’s end.

      Everyone knew last year was the Brewers’ chance to win it, and they did well, but it’s gonna be a while before they sniff the playoffs again. Waiving Marcum and trying to get something for him now is a good move.

  5. mydadyourmom - Aug 28, 2012 at 10:37 PM

    Haha a win for the Brewers..that’s rich.

  6. hodaghunter - Aug 29, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    The brewers gave up Brett Lawrie for Marcum straight up. Brewers knew they had a problem player in Lawrie who would be a negative impact in the clubhouse. In spite of all of his talents he was not going to fit into Milwaukee’s future plans. I think if the Brewers had the chance again they would make the same trade again.

    I’m always willing to let a prospect go in exchange for a proven arm. Marcum while has had some issues staying healthy this year, did give a solid performance last season, in fact he carried the pitching staff the first part of the season last year.

  7. sportsdrenched - Aug 29, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Marcum is a KC Guy. Go get him Dayton…because why not?

  8. muskyhunter2542 - Aug 29, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Without Marcom The Brewers dont make the playoffs. Nevermind what happend in the playoffs. He helped them get there. You didnt know he was going to run out of gas.

  9. muskyhunter2542 - Aug 29, 2012 at 9:56 AM

    Brett Lawrie was blocked at the time anyway. Weeks was an all star. Your not going to get rid of an all star for a prospect.

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