The Mets rotation was supposed to be fronted by veterans Johan Santana and free agent addition Shaun Marcum to begin the season, but things are not going according to plan.
Santana is done for the season and will likely never pitch a game again for the team and the Mets still don’t have an accurate read on what is wrong with Marcum.
The number two starter – who was signed to a $4 million deal in the off-season – has discomfort in both his right shoulder and neck and was examined by team doctors at Citi Field on Thursday.
The Mets have changed their diagnosis of Marcum’s injury twice since mid-March and are still unsure of what is bothering the pitcher.
Marcum will not be available to pitch against the Marlins on Sunday, which means the Mets need an arm in the rotation.
“Lucky” Aaron Laffey will get the call for the team. He’s earned this nickname because he always seems to be floating around in a team’s organization at the most opportune time. Injuries occur and Laffey is waiti...