Marcum’s shoulder still sore
There were new concerns in Brewers camp about right-hander Shaun Marcum, who remains bothered by a stiff shoulder and was examined Monday by the team’s head physician.
Manager Ron Roenicke said Marcum will not be ready to make his Cactus League debut March 10, as originally planned. That means Marcum will not get a chance to get fully “stretched out” in Spring Training, though it does not necessarily rule hi out for the season-opening starting rotation.
“He won’t be stretched out to 90 pitches, but if we get him to 75 pitches, we feel pretty good about him going into the season,” Roenicke said.
Marcum had a similarly abbreviated Spring Training last year, when a more serious shoulder issue forced him to skip a start. He was nonetheless Milwaukee’s best early-season pitcher, going 6-1 with a 2.37 ERA in his first 10 starts.
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