Found July 10, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Shaun Marcum
TEAMS: New York Mets
After seeing a specialist this week, Shaun Marcum will not pitch again in 2013.  Marcum has been dealing with numbness, coldness and weakness in his right hand and arm for quite some time.  Finally, doctors decided it was best that he did not pitch anymore this season. Marcum will undergo surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome next Monday says Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.  The condition is the same one that required surgery for Chris Carpenter and Mike Adams last year.  Clearly, the issue is not all that uncommon with pitchers.  The numbness and weakness can affect control. Marcum is a free agent at the end of this season after signing a one-year deal with the Mets.  There is little chance of the Mets re-signing him to another contract for next season.  Marcum's age and injury history will be of concern as he recovers from the surgery and tries to convince teams he's worth the risk next year. This season, Marcum went 1-10 with a 5.29 ERA.  Obviously, much of his struggles were a result of the Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.  The syndrome is essentially a pinched nerve that affects the upper extremities.  In Marcum's case, it is affecting his pitching arm. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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