Shaun Marcum designated for assignment by the Indians

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Two starts ago Shaun Marcum tossed seven shutout innings, but he failed to make it out of the third inning last time out and the Indians have designated the 33-year-old right-hander for assignment.

To replace him on the roster Cleveland called up journeyman right-hander Jeff Manship from Triple-A.

Marcum missed most of 2013 and all of 2014 with injuries. He had a decent 30/11 K/BB ratio in 35 innings for the Indians, but served up nine homers in seven outings. Never a hard thrower, his average fastball clocked in at just 85.3 miles per hour.

Mets trade Wilmer Font to the Blue Jays

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The Mets announced a few minutes ago that they have traded Wilmer Font to Toronto for cash considerations.

Font was acquired by the Mets from Tampa Bay for a player to be named later back in early May. That player to be named later was later named: Neraldo Catalina. Catalina is 19 and is playing rookie ball right now. The Mets have now turned him into cash. I suppose we’ll see if that was a good idea in a few years.

As for the Jays, they get a pitcher who posted a 5.79 ERA in 10 relief appearances for the Rays and then started three games and relieved 12 in New York to the tune of a 4.94 ERA. On the season he has a combined K/BB ratio of 42/18 in 45 innings.

He’s an arm. He cost cash. That’s about all I have to say about that.