Marcum has neck discomfort, still hasn’t seen medical personnel

Shaun Marcum 2 polaroidShaun Marcum experienced neck pain during a bullpen session earlier this week, so he was scratched from his scheduled start on Thursday.

4:35 pm: Marcum believes he will be able to start the first time through the rotation (Baron,

4:35 pm: Terry Collins hopes Marcum can pitch in a simulated game either next Monday or Tuesday (Rubin, ESPN New York).

3:20 pm: The team says Marcum is suffering from ‘neck discomfort,’ and he has yet to meet with medical personnel (Carig, Newsday).

2:19 pm: Marcum did a dry workout, but no real throwing, and said he felt fine (Martino, Newsday).

March 25: Marcum’s neck pain will be treated with anti-inflammatories, the team announced.

Marcum has a 4.66 ERA in 9 2/3 innings over three starts this spring.