Brewers GM Doug Melvin said that the club will let Shaun Marcum play out the rest of the season and reach free agency, tweets Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. Marcum and the Brewers avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $7.725MM in February.
Last month, the 30-year-old said that he hopes to remain in Milwaukee for the long haul. Marcum battled through a hip flexor issue in 2011 and posted a 3.54 ERA with 7.1 K/9 and 2.6 BB/9 in 33 starts. It doesn't appear that there has been much in the way of contract talks between the two sides this winter and it's also unclear where things stand with the club and fellow hurler Zack Greinke.