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Mets make deal with Marcum official

The New York Mets have made official the one-year contract with righty Shaun Marcum to help bolster the starting rotation for 2013.

Marcum, who was a part of the Mets rumor mills, is now a welcome addition to the staff. Currently the right hander ranks 16th in winning percentage (.613) among active pitchers with at least 100 career starts.

The 6-, 195-pounder also has 52 quality starts over the last three seasons and the majors’ best road ERA (2.67) over the last two years.

Marcum does come to New York with some concerns as the starter underwent Tommy John surgery in 2009, he did rebound though to win 13 games and notch a career-high 165 strikeouts in 31 starts for the Toronto Blue Jays the following year.

In 2011, Marcum continued his string of successful seasons with a 13-7 record with a 3.54 ERA (79 earned runs/200.2 innings) and 158 strikeouts in 22 starts with the Brewers. He led the majors with a 2.21 road ERA (24 earned runs/92.2 innings) that season.

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