Thu, 21 May 2015 00:37:40 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Shaun Marcum won his first start in almost two years on Wednesday, May 20, against the Chicago White Sox. He struck out six in 6 2/3 innings as the Indians won 4-3.
Fantasy Tip: Marcum looked solid while pitching his first start in nearly two years. He did have one brief appearance in relief earlier in the year. Allow a couple more starts before you decide whether or not Marcum can help your pitching roster.
Sun, 17 May 2015 14:50:31 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Shaun Marcum was inserted in the rotation and will start Wednesday, May 20, against the Chicago White Sox. Marcum is 4-0 with a 1.36 ERA in five Class AAA starts.
Fantasy Tip: Let Marcum have one start and then see what the team does with him before you add him to your fantasy roster or start him in a daily league.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:18:04 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Shaun Marcum has been informed Tuesday, March 24, that he will make the regular season roster, but he can remain in camp.
Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain if Marcum, who has been plagued by injuries for years, will accept an assignment to Triple-A Columbus to provide the organization depth. Whether he stays with the Indians or moves to another organization, it's clear his days of fantasy usefulness are well behind him.
Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:18:18 -0700
Cleveland Indians SPs T.J. House, Danny Salazar, Zach McAllister, Josh Tomlin, Shaun Marcum and Bruce Chen will battle for the two open spots in the team's starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Salazar and House to break camp with the jobs. While Tomlin and McAllister tip the scales slightly in AL-only formats, the other two hold no fantasy value. Last season, Salazar failed to follow up his monster 2013 second half and even spent time in the minors. He possess a high-end arsenal of pitches and significant upside, especially in the punch-out department, but shouldn't be viewed as anything more than a late-round flier in mixed leagues. House is a flier in deep mixed leagues, but he is likely be left to AL-only formats. He was better with Cleveland, than he was throughout his entire time at Class AAA, which highlights the risk associated with his fantasy stock.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:42:57 -0800
The Cleveland Indians signed free-agent Ps Shaun Marcum (Indians) and Dustin Molleken (Rockies) to minor league deals with invites to spring training Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:29:48 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Shaun Marcum (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list Thursday, Aug. 7, and assigned to Triple-A Columbus. Marcum will work as a reliever.
Thu, 22 May 2014 12:52:44 -0700
Cleveland Indians SP Shaun Marcum (shoulder) and RP Matt Capps (shoulder) have both been shut down in extended spring training due to recurrent shoulder problems. There is no timetable for their return.
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:29:38 -0700
There is no timetable for the return of SP Shaun Marcum (shoulder), who is in Arizona recovering from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome last summer. Marcum is built up to three innings, but it's unknown when he'll go on a minor league rehab assignment.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:11:27 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Shaun Marcum (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, March 5, and again Saturday, March 8. He is making his way back from surgery to alleviate thoracic outlet syndrome.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:23:36 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco is competing with Ps Trevor Bauer, Aaron Harang and Josh Tomlin for the fifth spot in the rotation. SP Shaun Marcum (shoulder) also might join the battle when healthy. General manager Chris Antonetti said Carrasco is already on the club, whether it's in the bullpen or in the rotation, hoping that will relax the pitcher who is out of options. "He felt like he was pitching for his major league life," manager Terry Francona said of Carrasco before. "He knew there a chance he'd go to Triple-A." Carrasco has made some adjustments to his delivery to give him more deception.
Fantasy Tip: Carrasco has a live arm, and could be a boon to fantasy owners in the strikeouts department if he could win a job, pitch effectively and stay healthy. All of those things have been a problem in parts of five seasons in the majors to this point.