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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Shaun Marcum to sign with Mets

By Adam Rubin

The New York Mets, who had been the lone team not to sign a free agent to a major league contract this winter, have agreed to a one-year contract with right-hander Shaun Marcum pending a physical, according to a major league source.

Marcum, 31, would fill the void left after R.A. Dickey was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. He would join Johan Santana, Matt Harvey, Jonathon Niese and Dillon Gee in the Mets’ rotation, and likely preclude the Mets re-signing free agent Chris Young.

Marcum went 7-4 with a 3.70 ERA in 21 starts last season for the Milwaukee Brewers.

The signing allows the Mets to continue to have Zack Wheeler develop in the minors.