(92.3 The Fan) – Shoulder problems in extended spring training have forced the Cleveland Indians to shut down right-handed pitchers Shaun Marcum and Matt Capps for the foreseeable future.
Both have been placed on the shelf due to recurrent symptoms in their shoulders, according to the team.
There is no immediate timetable for either pitcher’s return.
Marcum, 32, was 1-10 with a 5.29 ERA in 14 appearances for the New York Mets before undergoing surgery on his right shoulder for thoracic outlet syndrome in July of 2013.
He was signed by the Tribe in the off-season to a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Marcum continued his rehab in Arizona after the Indians broke camp.
The righty owns a career 3.88 ERA over eight Major League seasons.
Capps, 30, was signed to a Minor League deal by the Tribe in 2013 and has not appeared in a Major League game since September 24, 2012.
He has saved 138 games over eight big league campaigns with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals and Minnesota Twins.
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