Shaun Marcum SP CLE 12 Months

Shaun Marcum may not opt out of his contract with the Indians if he's not on the Opening Day roster.

"This organization has treated me well," Marcum said on Wednesday morning. "The training staff, the front office, coaching staff, the guys in the clubhouse. This is where I want to be, so we'll see what happens if that day comes. The main thing right now is to try to pitch for the Cleveland Indians." Marcum is working back slowly from thoracic outlet surgery and his prospects for Opening Day are bleak, but he threw well in a live batting practice session Tuesday. The right-hander could provide nice starting depth for the club if he does decide to stick around.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE 12 Months

Shaun Marcum (thoracic outlet surgery) will throw another live batting practice session Tuesday.

Marcum has been brought along slowly this camp as he works his way back from thoracic outlet surgery. He won't have time to compete for the fifth starter job but should serve as nice rotation insurance at Triple-A.

Shaun Marcum SP CLE Dec 11 '79

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 Nov 30 '79

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 Nov 23 '79

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 Sep 26 '79

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

Jordan Bastian of 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 Sep 26 '79

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 Sep 22 '79

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 Aug 30 '79

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 May 03 '79

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.