MILWAUKEE When Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Shaun Marcum was scratched from a start against his former team on June 19, the belief was that Marcum wouldn't be out more than a start or two with elbow tightness. Brewers manager Ron Roenicke and Marcum himself both said that they expected the Brewers No. 3 pitcher to be back after the All-Star break.
But on Sunday, a few days after that initial deadline, Roenicke admitted that Marcum's recovery is taking much longer than expected.
"He's still, if everything goes right, a few days away from getting on the mound," Roenicke said. "Once he gets on the mound, then he needs two to three sessions there, then a simulated game or live BP or something like that."
When asked if Marcum's recovery would push into August, costing him at least two more starts, Roenicke sounded as if a return before then would be unrealistic.
"I don't know," Roenicke said. "To be ready earlier than that, I don't know if that's in the plans where (athletic trainer) D...