According to general manager Sandy Alderson, the Mets now hope to see their slugging left fielder next Tuesday in Texas, where their interleague matchup with the Rangers would allow the Mets to ease Cespedes back in at the DH spot in the American League ballpark. Alderson wants to be sure Matz and Lugo are ready before re-inserting them into the Mets lineup.
On Friday, while Yoenis Cespedes was running the bases for St. Lucie Class A rehab game he suffered soreness in the right quad which will set back his return date with the New York Mets. "With a 5.00 ERA in the bullpen, a lot of people can help us". Matz, meanwhile, turned in a flawless performance last Sunday for Triple-A Las Vegas, striking out eight batters on 73 pitches over five innings. We pulled him from that game and backed him up a little bit.
The Mets are tied for the National League lead with nine blown saves this season and have been hampered by an unsettled closer situation because of Jeurys Familia's domestic violence suspension to begin the season and a blood clot in his pitching arm that required surgery and might keep him out for the remainder of the season.More news: India aids Sri Lanka as monsoon kills 100
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NY also is missing injured ace Noah Syndergaard and has turned to several mostly ineffective arms in trying to round out a once-imposing rotation.
"It will definitely be exciting", he said.
Alderson said that the injury "reappeared". "Nobody is happy with the won-lost record. I look forward to hopefully getting back to NY soon". "There are reasons for the record that have nothing to do with Terry". He also made three rehab starts and will need another one before returning to the Mets rotation, as SNY.tv's Steve Gelbs reported on Monday.