Shaun Marcum SP CLE 7 Months

Shaun Marcum (thoracic outlet surgery) has been limited to throwing bullpen sessions thus far in camp.

"There doesn't need to be a hard target," Indians manager Terry Francona said of Marcum's timeline. "That's not fair to him. But he's doing pretty well." Francona also said the right-hander could still be a week away from throwing live batting practice to hitters. Marcum is in camp as a non-roster invite, so his chances of heading north with the club grow slimmer with each passing day.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 7 Months

Shaun Marcum (thoracic outlet surgery) resumed throwing from a mound Monday.

Coming back from thoracic outlet surgery, Marcum is a little behind the other Indians pitchers but threw 25 fastballs and changeups Monday with no issues. The veteran right-hander will compete for the final spot in the Tribe's rotation, but manager Terry Francona says it's not a given that Marcum will be ready for Opening Day. "He's worked too hard," Francona said. "It never fails, you come to Spring Training, everybody's all geared up, the volume of throwing increases and then you have looming Opening Day. But I think that's an artificial deadline. We tried to beat that home with a lot of guys, that that is not the end all. Keep the big picture in mind."

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 7 Months

Indians manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that Shaun Marcum (thoracic outlet surgery) is slightly behind the other pitchers with his throwing schedule.

Marcum, who signed a minor league deal with the Indians in December, might be delayed 7-10 days before he can pitch in a game. The 32-year-old was limited to just 78 1/3 innings with the Mets last year prior to undergoing thoracic outlet surgery.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 9 Months

Indians signed RHP Shaun Marcum to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Jordan Bastian of MLB.com hears that Marcum would have a $1 million base salary if he makes the team, with the chance for another $3 million with incentives. He can opt out of the deal if he doesn't make the Opening Day roster. The 32-year-old is coming off thoracic outlet surgery and has had a host of injuries in his career, but he's a nice gamble for Cleveland.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 9 Months

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Indians have signed right-hander Shaun Marcum to a minor league contract.

Marcum was limited to just 78 1/3 innings with the Mets this past season prior to undergoing thoracic outlet syndrome surgery. The 32-year-old is far from a sure thing to be healthy in 2014, but this is a no-risk situation for the Indians.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 9 Months

ESPN's Jayson Stark hears that Indians, Rangers and Royals are among the teams showing interest in free agent right-hander Shaun Marcum.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 10 Months

Shaun Marcum's agent, Rex Gary, told MLB Trade Rumors that his client is doing well in his recovery from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery and expects to be ready for spring training.

Marcum required season-ending surgery in July, but he's expected to be on his normal offseason throwing program. After posting a 5.29 ERA and 60/21 K/BB ratio over 78 1/3 inning with the Mets this season, he may have to accept an incentive-laden deal. He turns 32 in December.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE Jul 23 '13

Shaun Marcum has been placed on release waivers.

Marcum underwent surgery earlier this month for thoracic outlet syndrome and will not pitch again this season. This is basically just a procedural move for the Mets.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE Jul 09 '13

Mets placed RHP Shaun Marcum on the 15-day disabled list with thoracic outlet syndrome.

Marcum will have surgery on Monday to repair an artery blockage that was causing numbness in his pitching hand. He could resume throwing again in two months, but his season is over. The veteran right-hander will be a free agent this offseason.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE Jul 09 '13

Shaun Marcum (hand) has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

The news was first reported by WFAN's Ed Coleman and has been confirmed by Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. An exact diagnosis isn't known yet, but Marcum had been feeling numbness in his pitching hand the last couple starts. It sounds like he might have thoracic outlet syndrome, but we should know for sure shortly. The righty will be a free agent this winter.