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.

Tyler Anderson to undergo knee surgery

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Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson will undergo surgery on his left knee. It won’t be known until after the procedure if Anderson will be able to return at some point this season.

Anderson, 29, struggled over five starts this season, allowing 27 runs in 20 2/3 innings. He had been bothered by discomfort in his left knee since very early in the season. The Rockies demoted him to Triple-A Albuquerque earlier this month, but he hasn’t actually pitched for them due to the knee issue.

Jeff Hoffman is a candidate to take Anderson’s spot in the rotation. He has made one start in the majors this year and has otherwise pitched at Albuquerque.