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According to a report from Adam Rubin at ESPN New York, the New York Mets have “legitimate concerns” about Shaun Marcum’s availability to open the season. Marcum is dealing with a neck strain, which he suffered during a Monday bullpen session. He is scheduled for an examination today.

At this point, not much is clear, although Marcum is all but certain to miss his next spring start. If Marcum hits the disabled list then left-hander Aaron Laffey or Chris Young figure to be potential candidates to fill the void. The Mets sent Laffey to minor league camp following a rough outing on Sunday, and Young was just granted his release from the Washington Nationals.

The Mets inked Marcum to a one-year deal worth $4 million in January, and he was on track to be the club’s No. 2 starter behind Jonathan Niese. Marcum missed chunks of time in 2012 with injuries to his elbow and calf.

The New York Mets have dipped into the free agent market, signing former Blue Jays pitcher Shaun Marcum to a contract, according to Jon Heyman. The deal, pending a physical, will be for one year.

Last season, Marcum started 21 games for the Milwaukee Brewers, posting a 3.70 ERA, 4.10 FIP, 4.21 xFIP and 1.4 fWAR in 124 innings.

The 31-year-old right-hander will join a Mets rotation that includes Johan Santana, Jonathan Niese, Dillon Gee and Matt Harvey, with prospects Jenrry Mejia and Zack Wheeler waiting in the wings.

In his career, Marcum owns a 3.76 ERA, 4.24 FIP and 11.7 fWAR in 174 games for the Toronto Blue Jays and Milwaukee Brewers.