Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Indians DFA Shaun Marcum... Should Yankees Pounce?

At the same time that the Cleveland Indians signed Jhoulys Chacin to a minor league contract, the team designated for assignment Shaun Marcum.

Marcum missed the entire 2014 season due to recovering from surgery for Thoracic outlet syndrome. I don't fully understand it, but TOS has to do with nerves being compromised in the shoulder.

Matt Harrison of the Texas Rangers returned last year from surgery for TOS and didn't have any shoulder issues (he missed most of the season with a back injury, which needed surgery). Also, Chris Young had surgery for TOS in 2013 and returned the next year as a valuable member of the starting rotation for the Seattle Mariners.

While Marcum had a rough season in 2013, posting an ERA of 5.29 to go with a record of 1-10, in 2011 and 2012 with the Brewers Shawn had an ERA of 3.60 and a record of 20-11. So perhaps signing him to a minor league deal would be a good gamble.

1 comment:

  1. Where do I sign? Although I wonder why we didn't just sign Chacin if one minor league deal is as good as another...


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