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New York Mets right-handed starting pitcher Shaun Marcum was perfect in his recent extended spring training outing, as the veteran didn't allow a hit or walk over four innings of work yesterday afternoon in Florida, according to Marc Carig of Newsday.
Marcum threw 41 pitches in an extended spring game today in PSL. 4 ip, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, 5 strikeouts.
— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) April 18, 2013
Marcum threw 41 pitches, striking out five batters over that span. He's been sidelined to start the season due to nerve irritation in his neck.
The Mets were initially hoping to have Marcum back by now, but the inflammation caused him to be scratched from a simulated game earlier this month. Manager Terry Collins has told reporters that the team wants Marcum to stretch out to 90 pitches before being activated.
New York signed Marcum as a free agent over the winter. In his absence, the Mets have used left-hander Aaron Laffey in the rotation.
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