Mets place LHP Steven Matz on 10-day injured list

2 photos
Save Story

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

NEW YORK (AP) — Steven Matz has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the New York Mets because of radial nerve discomfort in his pitching arm.

The move was made Thursday, retroactive to May 5. First baseman Dominic Smith was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse ahead of Friday night's series opener at home against Miami.

The team is expected to make another roster move Friday to open a spot for infielder Jed Lowrie, who is scheduled to come off the IL and make his Mets debut. Lowrie was injured early in spring training and has been sidelined all season with a capsule sprain in his left knee. He signed a $20 million, two-year contract with New York following an All-Star season in Oakland.

Matz had an injection of cortisone and lidocaine early this week after being sent back to New York to have his tender forearm examined. He missed his turn in the rotation Wednesday against San Diego, but the Mets waited a few days before deciding to put him on the IL.

The left-hander is 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA in seven starts this year. This is his sixth stint on the injured list in five major league seasons — at least one every year.


More AP MLB: and\_Sports

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Most recent National Sports stories

Related topics

MLBNational Sports
The Associated Press


    From first downs to buzzer beaters, get’s top sports stories delivered to your inbox weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast