Jays shelve Marcum for the season

The Toronto Blue Jays shelved beleaguered right-hander Shaun Marcum for the rest of the season on Tuesday, moving him from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day DL.

The Toronto Blue Jays shelved beleaguered right-hander Shaun Marcum for the rest of the season, moving him Tuesday from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list.

The Jays had hoped to bring him back to the MLB team before the season ended. Marcum, 27, hasn't pitched in the majors since undergoing elbow ligament replacement surgery last year.

He started five games in Toronto's minor-league system this season before going back on the DL, and went 0-2 with a 2.30 earned-run average.

The Jays also filled out their late-season roster, calling up right-hander Jeremy Accardo, left-hander David Purcey, and catcher-first baseman Kyle Phillips from triple-A Las Vegas.

Accardo and Purcey both spent time with the Jays this year. The 27-year-old Accardo appeared in 19 games and had one save with a 2.50 earned-run average.

Purcey had a tougher time, going 0-2 with a 7.01 ERA in five April starts before his demotion to Las Vegas, where he went 9-6 with a 4.46 ERA in 24 starts.

Phillips played 76 games for Las Vegas this season, and hit .300 with eight home runs and 29 runs batted in. It's the first time Phillips has made it to the majors. He was drafted by Minnesota in 2002.

 

With files from The Associated Press