Shaun Marcum will undergo surgery next week and miss the rest of the season, according to assistant GM John Ricco.
Marcum has been complaining of numbness and coldness in his pitching hand. Mets Blog reports (via Newsday) that Marcum has been diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. The issue apparently involves a blocked artery.
Shaun Marcum pitched to a 1-10 record with a 5.29 ERA, earning $4 million for his troubles. He did not meet any of his extra $4 million in incentives. Marcum should be able to throw in two months and perhaps be ready to pitch next season, but it is unlikely to be for the Mets.
Terry Collins told ESPNNewYork that Carlos Torres will take Marcum’s spot in the rotation until Jonathon Niese comes back. Gonzalez Germen replaces Marcum on the roster.