The New York Mets today announced that they have signed righthanded pitcher Shaun Marcum to a one-year contract.
The deal is worth a guaranteed $4 million dollars with an additional $4 million dollars in incentives according to Ken Rosenthal.
Marcum, 31, ranks 16th in winning percentage (.613) among active pitchers with at least 100 career starts. The 6-0, 195-pounder also has 52 quality starts over the last three seasons and the majors’ best road ERA (2.67) over the last two years.
He made 21 starts last year with the Milwaukee Brewers, going 7-4 with a 3.70 ERA (51 earned runs/124.0 innings).
Marcum was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on June 23 last season with right elbow tightness and returned to the Brewers rotation on August 24.
In 2011, Marcum was 13-7 with a 3.54 ERA (79 earned runs/200.2 innings) and 158 strikeouts in 33 starts with the Brewers. He led the majors with a 2.21 road ERA (24 earned runs/92.2 innings) that season.
Marcum missed the 2009 campaign after underg...