Marcum DL'd with elbow injury

PITTSBURGH — Jays right-hander Shaun Marcum has been placed on the 15-day DL with a an injury to his throwing elbow and he’s currently in Florida seeing team doctor Steve Mirabello. Marcum is scheduled to see renowned arm specialist Dr. James Andrews in the next few days.

Blue Jays pitching coach Brad Arnsberg said Marcum has been dealing with some minor discomfort in his arm for the past few weeks, but the pitcher didn’t indicate that he felt bad enough to skip a start. The Jays finally decided that Marcum should be checked out after the pain persisted.

Replacing Marcum on the roster is outfielder Adam Lind, who was called up from Triple-A Syracuse. He was sitting next to Chip Cannon win the third inning of a game on Friday night when the manager delivered the news saying, “You’re going to first,” to Cannon and then “You’re going to Pittsburgh” to Lind. “I was shocked,” Lind said.

Jays ace Roy Halladay was fine a day after being struck in the head with a line drive. He underwent a CAT scan on Friday night and everything came up clear. Halladay is going to start as planned on Wednesday. The Jays will need to call up a starter to fill in for Marcum on Saturday.

Today’s lineups:

TORONTO (35-40) at PITTSBURGH (35-39)
at 7:05 p.m. ET at PNC PARK

BLUE JAYS
Marco Scutaro, 2B
Lyle Overbay, 1B
Alex Rios, RF
Vernon Wells, CF
Scott Rolen, 3B
Rod Barajas, C
Kevin Mench, LF
David Eckstein, SS
Jesse Litsch, P

PIRATES
Jack Wilson, SS
Freddy Sanchez, 2B
Nate McLouth, CF
Jason Bay, LF
Adam LaRoche, 1B
Doug Mientkiewicz, RF
Jose Bautista, 3B
Raul Chavez, C
Paul Maholm, P

5 Comments

Worst 3 words a pitcher wants to here is Dr. James Andrews.

Season officially over, they are saying Halladay will be fine and I hope so but don’t forget what happened to Hill…

It’s so sad to see what’s happening to this team. I’m losing hope day by day.

Wow, talk about a downward spiral! It’ll be great in October when the Jays are the wild card and we can look back on these dark days in June….well, maybe…it could happen. Almost every field position player on the roster is performing below career numbers for this season. How is that happening? Got to hope for some turnarounds and no more injuries to pitchers. Purcey gave up 7 runs in one inning last night but was strong in his other innings. Go figure.

Marcum seeing Dr. James Andrews, is giving me a feeling we won’t see him again until spring of 2010. I hope I’m wrong.

I guess my question is, if Arnsberg knew he was feeling pain a while ago, why didn’t they shut him down-although I have no idea if it’d have mattered.

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