Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/18/14
The New York Mets recently shut down right-handed starting pitcher Shaun Marcum after he experienced continued discomfort in his shoulder and neck. An MRI revealed yesterday that the veteran is dealing with nerve inflammation in his neck, an injury which has the Mets listing him as day-to-day, according to Marc Carig of Newsday. As a result of his diagnosis, Marcum will be shut down for 48 hours after he underwent trigger-point injections, which are used to manage muscle pain, according to Carig. He will rest and continue his rehab at New York’s spring training facility. The Mets were initially hoping Marcum could come off the disabled list on Sunday to start against the Miami Marlins. Instead, New York is expected to call up Aaron Laffey to take the mound. The Mets signed Marcum to a free agent contract this offseason to help fill out their starting rotation. Instead, he’s dealt with injuries this spring that will delay his regular season debut even further. While he hasn’t reached Johan Santana territory, Marcum does have a long injury history, and it remains to be determined when he’ll make his Mets’ debut. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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