Shaun Marcum SP CLE 4 months ago

Marcum cleared waivers and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Columbus, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Marcum was designated for assignment Thursday after allowing six runs in two innings in his most recent start. Now that he's cleared waivers and accepted the outright to Columbus, he'll go back to work in the minor leagues for the time being.

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Marcum as made seven appearances (six starts) for Cleveland this season, but he's struggled to a 5.40 ERA while striking out 30 over 35.0 innings. He'll likely end up back in Triple-A, where he's found much more success (1.36 ERA) in five starts in 2015.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 4 months ago

Marcum (3-2) gave up six runs on six hits and a walk in just two innings Wednesday against the Cubs.

The Indians' bullpen (including outfielder David Murphy) went on to surrender 11 additional runs while their lineup was silenced. Marcum had generally been surprisingly effective since moving into the rotation, but he's a junkballer, and not a particularly good one. His next start is scheduled for Monday against the Tigers.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 4 months ago

Marcum (3-1) shut the Mariners out over seven innings Thursday, allowing just two hits while striking out five in a 6-0 victory.

Bizarrely, despite the fact that Marcum didn't walk a batter, he hit one and threw a pair of wild pitches. Nonetheless, this is a hugely positive outing for Marcum -- the first time in his six appearances that he's kept the opposition in the ballpark. Fantasy owners can't have great expectations, but he's at least establishing AL-only credibility. Marcum will face the Cubs on Tuesday.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 4 months ago

Marcum (2-0) allowed two runs on five hits over 5.1 innings in Saturday's victory over Seattle. He walked three and struck out five.

He gave those who rolled him out in fantasy about as much as they could ask for from an oft-injured soft-tosser who didn't pitch in the majors last year, as visiting the Mariners is often a recipe for fantasy success. With six home runs allowed in four starts and a tenuous grip on a rotation spot, Marcum doesn't hold a whole ton of fantasy value. He'll take the mound next against Baltimore on Friday.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 4 months ago

Marcum allowed seven runs on four hits and three walks in just 2.2 innings Monday.

Marcum managed to strike out six batters in his brief start but was victimized by a pair of homers. He'll need to pitch better to keep a spot in the Cleveland rotation going forward.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 5 months ago

Marcum gave up two runs on four hits while striking out six and walking none in 6.2 innings against the White Sox on Wednesday.

Marcum won his first start in almost two years. Recalled earlier Wednesday from Triple-A Columbus, Marcum gave up solo home runs to Adam Eaton and Conor Gillaspie but not much else. Marcum (1-0) hadn't started a game in the major leagues since July 6, 2013, for the New York Mets, but he was solid Wednesday. He had great command, walking none while striking out six. Marcum will go for win number two in his next scheduled start Monday against Texas.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 5 months ago

Marcum was officially recalled from Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday.

Marcum was already announced as the starter Wednesday, so the official move was just a matter of time. He will take the place of T.J. House in the Indians' rotation, but his stay may be limited to House's stay on the disabled list, but a good showing could make a decision tougher.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 5 months ago

Marcum will join the Indians on Wednesday to make a start against the White Sox, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Marcum previously made one appearance with the big club earlier this season, giving up one run over a five-inning relief outing back on April 12. He's since been biding him time at Triple-A Columbus, where he's impressed with a 4-0 mark and 1.36 ERA over 33 innings. The Indians will need to clear out a 40-man spot for Marcum, but he could stick around as the team's fifth starter until T.J. House (shoulder) returns from the DL.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 5 months ago

Marcum may be a candidate to start Saturday's game against the Twins, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

With T.J. House (shoulder) both ineffective and injured, the Indians will likely turn to Marcum, Bruce Chen or Zach McAllister, the last of whom is currently pitching out of the big-league bullpen. Marcum owns a 3-0 record and 2.00 ERA over three starts for Triple-A Columbus this season, but he only has 10 strikeouts in 18 innings.