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Padres rumors: San Diego interested in RHP Shaun Marcum

The San Diego Padres are among several teams who have shown interest in acquiring former Milwaukee Brewers and current free agent right-hander Shaun Marcum

In addition to the Friars, Fox Sports baseball writer Jon Morosi reports that the Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates are also taking a look at Marcum, who the Brewers acquired in 2010. The 31-year-old has a career 57-36 record and a 3.76 ERA in 916.2 innings pitched.  

San Diego has plenty of depth in their starting rotation and would likely be looking to upgrade its starting rotation rather than add depth to the unit the Friars head to spring training. 

Earlier this month, general manager Josh Byrnes told MLB.com that the Padres were likely satisfied with their current rotation and would more than likely look toward a higher-caliber player than simply adding an arm for the sake of doing so. Marcum started 21 games in 2012 and went 7-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 124 innings pitched. 

Marcum was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the third round of the 2003 amateur draft.  

Related: 

MLB offseason 2013: Padres eye upgrades, not depth in starting rotation

 

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  • Brewfan

    **made** damn autocorrect

  • Brewfan

    After I made my comment the author edited his article. If you look at the time that I made my comment and also the time that this article was posted you Will notice that he edited the article reposted it after I make my Comment

  • Brewfan

    Hey Genius, you should probably fact check your articles. Marcum is a Free agent right now and Milwaukee no longer owns his contract.

    • Austin

      He stated that marcum is currently a free agent…?