The Mets have announced that Shaun Marcum is on his way from Port St. Lucie to New York to be examined by team doctors.
“He has some real discomfort running from his shoulder up through his neck,” manager Terry Collins said Wednesday, prior to the Mets’ game against the Padres. “What that is, where it starts, what’s causing it, I think we won’t know until he sees the doctor tomorrow.”
Collins also said that Marcum is “very unlikely” to come off the disabled list and make his first scheduled start of the season on Sunday.
Aaron Laffey will most likely take his place and Collins says he could throw as many as 90 to 95 pitches on Sunday.
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Shaun Marcum was unable to pitch in a simulated game today, and so it seems like he’s headed for a stint on the disabled list.
Marcum has already missed nearly a month and received a cortisone shot for a shoulder problem that is separate from this current neck issue. He officially is on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis which is a