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Pain in the neck setback may DL Marcum

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07:47 AM ET 04.03 | Johan Santana underwent successful surgery Tuesday, but all is not well on the Mets pitching staff. Shaun Marcum could be headed toward an extended disabled list stint with the Mets, after neck pain Tuesday prevented him from throwing a simulated game in Port St. Lucie. The veteran right-hander is scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Marlins at Citi Field, but that plan almost certainly will change given Tuesday's setback. Marcum, who hasn't pitched in more than two weeks, will be reassessed today. But it appears likely lefty Aaron Laffey will be called up to start in Marcum's place. A team official Tuesday night said no decision has been reached on which direction the Mets will go for Sunday.

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April 3, 2013  07:57 AM ET

And the hits keep coming...

April 3, 2013  12:44 PM ET

yes,,its not good because this pitcher was so so with the brewers back in 2012,, but now with a new team suddenly he has a injury rash attach to his backpack!!

April 3, 2013  01:35 PM ET

this year,,,injuries are and have been to hard on starters and relievers!!!

April 3, 2013  01:36 PM ET

but the yanks are in hot water thanks to their unexperienced lineup!!!

April 3, 2013  01:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

And the hits keep coming...

yanks don't think otherwise,,,, but pitching and offense are hard to match now days,,,

April 3, 2013  01:49 PM ET

You get what you pay for!!!

 
April 3, 2013  01:58 PM ET

What am I missing in the opening of this piece?

"Johan Santana underwent successful surgery Tuesday, but all is not well on the Mets pitching staff."

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