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Shaun Marcum leaves start with calf injury

Aug 30, 2012, 5:17 PM EDT

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Shaun Marcum lasted just four innings today in his second start back from the disabled list, leaving with an injury after throwing 85 pitches against the Cubs.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that the injury wasn’t to his arm, as the Brewers announced that Marcum was dealing with right calf cramping.

All of which means there’s still some chance of Milwaukee being able to trade the impending free agent tomorrow, although Marcum wasn’t impressive before leaving and spent more than two months on the DL.

Odds are he’ll stay with the Brewers and hit the open market this offseason, and considering his injury history it’ll be interesting to see if teams are willing to make a big multi-year commitment to a pitcher who, when healthy, has been a solid No. 2 or No. 3 starter.

  1. itsabergthing - Aug 30, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    I believe he returned from the DL last week in a loss vs. Pittsburgh…

    • madnova - Aug 30, 2012 at 5:34 PM

      You are correct. 5 innings, 4 unearned runs.

    • madnova - Aug 30, 2012 at 5:36 PM

      You are correct. 5 innings, 4 unearned runs on Saturday.

      That was the most recent game the team has lost.

  2. hodaghunter - Aug 31, 2012 at 3:40 AM

    Not that it matters too much but the Brewers only two losses in their last ten games has been with Marcum on the mound.

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