Posted July 09, 2013

Report: Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum out for season; needs thoracic outlet syndrome surgery

Oft-injured pitcher Shaun Marcum will reportedly miss the rest of the season. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Oft-injured pitcher Shaun Marcum will reportedly miss the rest of the season. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

New York Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum will miss the remainder of the season after experiencing tingling and numbness in his throwing hand during his last start, reports

Marcum will have surgery on Monday to repair an artery blockage that was causing numbness in his right hand.

Marcum allowed six runs on a career-high 11 hits, gave up five earned runs Saturday night against the Milwaukee Brewers and is 1-10 with a 5.29 ERA in 14 starts this season. Marcum said he had been experiencing tingling and a loss of feeling in his hand in his last two starts.

Marcum’s WAR (wins against replacement) has declined each of the last three seasons and will be a free agent at season’s end.

“I am certainly concerned,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “I don’t want this thing to keep flaring up. Maybe the rest is the best thing for him at this time, I’ll talk to Shaun today also about it, where he stands and where we stand on it all. Eventually we’ll come up with a plan for the next two weeks.”


 Are you kidding me?  Surgery for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?  Stupid!   The artery, nerve and vein are compressed because of spasms of the pec minor, scalenes, lat dorsi and subclabius muscles.  Because they cannot deep tissue out these spasms they cut the muscles and ribs out.  SMH!  TOS should NEVER go to surgery unless there is a clot or emboli.  FREE BOOK