MILWAUKEE Shaun Marcum's return a long-awaited moment for the Milwaukee Brewers rotation will be pushed back again, according to Brewers manager Ron Roenicke.
Marcum threw a bullpen session on Friday that didn't necessarily go poorly, Roenicke said, but when talking about the return with Marcum and pitching coach Rick Kranitz, they decided that it would be a better plan to allow him another rehab start on Monday with Class-A Wisconsin to round into form.
"We talked about it and felt it was better for him to do that other start," Roenicke said. "Really when you think about it, Shaun wants to be back here pitching, but he was out for a long time. And to only give him two rehab starts, probably not the best way to do it. I think after talking with Shaun, he realized it's probably better to go for a little bit more."
Originally expected to just miss a start or two when he was scratched from the lineup with elbow tightness, Marcum hasn't been on the mound since June 14 in a Brewers...