Shaun Marcum, who joined the New York Mets this offseason, was supposed to pitch in a simulated game in Port St. Lucie, Fla. today, but was unable to after experiencing neck pain. So it looks like the veteran pitcher, who hasn’t pitched in over two weeks, will be headed toward an extended disabled list stint with the team.
Marcum is scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Miami Marlins in Citi Field, but it’s more than likely that won’t happen now.
The Mets signed Marcum to only a one-year deal because of his past history with injuries, but once healthy, Marcum can provide a solid veteran arm. There’s no timetable for the pitcher’s return, but so far the pitcher has been dinged up experiencing soreness on his neck and also had to take a cortisone shot on his right shoulder.