By Ed Coleman
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How much is too much? Well, I guess you just can’t have enough injuries. What’s one more at this rate?
Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum flew to New York on Tuesday’s off-day to receive a cortisone shot for an impingement in his right shoulder. Marcum was slated to pitch on Thursday against the Cardinals at Tradition Field, but obviously he has been scratched. Jeremy Hefner, who will likely take the place of another ailing Mets starter — Johan Santana — to begin the season, will pitch instead.
And now we have another reason why Aaron Laffey is being stretched out.
The injury to Marcum does not appear that serious — he says it’s something he’s gotten used to during spring training.