• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Indians SP Shaun Marcum accepts Triple-A assignment

    Indians veteran right-hander Shaun Marcum has cleared waivers and will return to Triple-A Columbus, MLB.com has reported. Marcum proved inconsistent during his six-start stint with Cleveland. He followed an outing in which he pitched seven shutout innings by allowing six runs in two innings to the Cubs, motivating the Indians to designate him for assignment with a 3-2 mark and 5.40 ERA.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Indians place SP Shaun Marcum on waivers a day after 17-0 loss

    A day after a poor outing against the Cubs, the Indians removed starting pitcher Shaun Marcum from the roster, as he was designated for assignment Thursday. Marcum only lasted two innings during Wednesday's 17-0 loss. He allowed six runs on six hits and one walk. The veteran right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings in his previous start. He went 3-2 with a 5.40 ERA in seven outings (six starts) for Cleveland.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Indians SP Shaun Marcum lasts two innings on Wednesday

    Indians starter Shaun Marcum got pummeled against the Cubs on Wednesday. The veteran right-hander gave up six runs on six hits in just two innings of work, with all six runs coming in the second inning. He walked one and had no strikeouts. In that second frame, Marcum gave up a pair of two-run home runs to each Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell. It was just the beginning of the offensive onslaught for the Cubs, as they wound up winning 17-0 on Wednesday. The nightmare outing for Marcum breaks a string of three straight starts of allowing three or fewer runs. He'll look to turn things around in his next start, scheduled for Monday at home against the Tigers.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Indians SP Shaun Marcum holds M's to two hits in win Thursday

    Indians starting pitcher Shaun Marcum had arguably his finest start of the season during Thursday's 6-0 win against the Mariners. Although, Thursday's outing might have passed for one of the best in his career as well. Marcum (3-1) was unhittable for 4 1/3 innings Thursday. He didn't allow his first hit until Mark Trumbo's single with one out in the fifth inning. The only other hit Marcum allowed was a leadoff douvle to Robinson Cano in the seventh inning. Marcum did not walk a batter and struck out five. He did hit one batter and threw 68 of 106 pitches for strikes. ''It was nice to go out there and be able to locate the ball and take what I've been doing between starts and actually have it happen,'' Marcum said, per the Associated Press. The right-hander will be back on the mound Tuesday against the Cubs.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Indians' Shaun Marcum suffers first loss in 23 months

    Indians starter Shaun Marcum took the loss on Friday against Baltimore, dropping to 2-1 on the season. The loss was Marcum's first since July 6, 2013. He was out of the Major Leagues all last season. "Seems like it has been a rollercoaster," Marcum said of his four starts since getting called up from Triple-A. "One start is decent and the other one not so good. I'm trying to get better each time. My mechanics and arm slot felt better this time." Marcum allowed three runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out four. His next start will be Thursday, against Seattle.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Indians pitcher Shaun Marcum strikes out five in win

    Indians pitcher Shaun Marcum allowed two runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings of work on Saturday in Cleveland's 4-3 win over the Mariners. Marcum made just one mistake in the outing when he allowed a two-run shot to Robinson Cano in the third inning. Marcum settled down after that and finished with five strikeouts and three walks. "It was a grind. It was definitely a mental grind," Marcum said, per MLB.com. "I think I was cussing at myself pretty much the whole game. But, to be able to go out there and give these guys a chance to score some runs, and give us a chance to win, is the most important thing." Marcum, now 2-0, moved his ERA to 5.49 in 19 2/3 innings of work this season. He will look to keep things rolling Friday against the Orioles as he attempts to try and solidify his grasp on the fifth-starter role. "It would be huge, especially the way the other guys are throwing the ball," he said, "to just go out there and put up a quality start in that five hole. I think that's definitely very important. Hopefully I can go out and continue to do that."

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Indians P Shaun Marcum allows 7 earned runs in no-decision

    Indians pitcher Shaun Marcum struggled with his time on the mound during Monday's 10-8 loss to the Rangers. Marcum only lasted 2 2/3 innings and gave up seven earned runs. He did strike out six batters but walked three and gave up four hits. Two of those went for home runs. Both of the homers occurred in the first inning. Marcum recorded three consecutive outs in the second but was rocked by the Rangers in the third. He now has an ERA of 6.28. He received a no-decision for his appearance in this game. "I put ourselves in a hole early," Marcum said to MLB.com. "Those guys did a great job of fighting and battling. The offense did a good job of coming back and giving us a chance." This was Marcum's second start of the season. His next start is projected for Saturday against the Mariners. "Shaun left some balls middle and [you] saw where they went," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "The guys that he left balls up to, Beltre and Fielder, are very good offspeed hitters. Those are guys that, if you make a mistake, that's what they can do to it."

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Indians SP Shaun Marcum set in No. 5 role for now

    The return to health of former No. 5 starter T.J. House will have no effect on current place-holder Shaun Marcum, who has cemented the spot for the Indians, per the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Marcum proved himself worthy Wednesday with a strong start in which he earned a win against the host White Sox. He has allowed three runs in 11 2/3 innings this season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Indians' Shaun Marcum serves up two homers in win Wednesday

    Indians pitcher Shaun Marcum earned a win on Wednesday, allowing two earned runs on four hits in 6 2/3 innings while striking out six and walking none in his team's 4-3 victory over the White Sox. Marcum (1-0) gave up both of his runs on homers, one coming in the third inning for the first run of the game, and the other in the bottom of the seventh when the Indians had a 4-1 lead. He's allowed just seven hits in his two games, but three have been home runs. "Early on I was struggling ... a little too anxious, a little too excited in the first couple of innings. But the change up was my go-to pitch tonight," Marcum said, per the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "As the game went on, I got stronger, so I was able to locate my fastball a lot better. "Brett Hayes called a great game and the guys made some plays behind me." Marcum owns a 2.31 ERA and 10:3 K:BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings. He's lined up to face the Rangers on Monday if he sticks in the rotation.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Shaun Marcum will start for Indians on Wednesday

    The Indians will start Shaun Marcum in Chicago on Wednesday, per the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Marcum had a five-inning relief appearance for Cleveland in early April. He is 4-0, 1.36 in five starts with Triple-A Columbus.