Shaun 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, MetsBlog.com).
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.