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From BR Bullpen
Shaun Michal Marcum
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 180 lb.
- School Southwest Missouri State University
- Debut September 6, 2005
 Biographical Information
Marcum missed all of the 2009 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in September 2008. He had established himself as a top starter in his second full season for the Toronto Blue Jays, with a 3.29 ERA in 25 starts in 2008. He came back to be the Jays' opening day starter in 2010, taking a no-hitter into the 7th inning before giving up a walk, a hit to Vladimir Guerrero and a three-run game-tying homer to Nelson Cruz. He ended up with a no-decision.
Marcum delivered the 2-0 cutter to Alex Rodriguez on August 4, 2010 that turned into home run number 600 for A-Rod at New Yankee Stadium. On August 16, he pitched the first complete game of his career, a one-hitter over the Oakland Athletics; the only hit he gave up was a 7th-inning solo home run to Conor Jackson in the 3-1 victory. After the season, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for P Carlos Villanueva and top infield prospect Brett Lawrie. He had his best season with the Brewers in 2011, reaching 200 innings for the first time and finishing the year 13-7, with a 3.54 ERA in 33 starts. He was one of five Brewer starters to log 10 or more wins, helping the team to the NL Central title. In the postseason, he was terrible, however, giving up 7 runs in 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the NLDS, and then losing both of his starts to the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS; these were not tough losses either, as he gave up 9 runs on 10 hits in two starts. In Game 6, he gave up 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning, putting his team in an early hole and forcing his manager, Ron Roenicke to yank him in favor of Chris Narveson before the start of the second inning. It was too late, however, as his teammates were never able to close the gap and he was charged with the loss that eliminated Milwaukee from the playoffs.
Marcum's 2012 season started poorly as well, as he came down with stiffness in his shoulder before making his first Cactus League start in early March and had to be shut down temporarily; he later missed more time with elbow tightness. He pitched when he was healthy, however, going 7-4, 3.70 in 21 starts with 109 strikeouts in 121 innings. the Brewers were out of contention all season however, and did not attempt to re-sign him when he became a free agent at the end of the year. Instead, he signed with the New York Mets on January 24th and was projected to take the place of departed ace R.A. Dickey in the starting rotation in 2013.
 Notable Achievements
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (2011)