New York Mets Injury Updates: Steven Matz, Seth Lugo, Yoenis Cespedes

Glen Mclaughlin
May 31, 2017

Gsellman's quality start comes on the heels of Matt Harvey's solid outing the night before.

Steven Matz and Seth Lugo are each scheduled to make one more rehab start in the minors before joining the New York Mets' rotation.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that the club hopes Yoenis Cespedes (quad, hamstring) will be ready in 7-10 days. "A five ERA in the bullpen, a lot of people can help us". Michael Conforto is leading the team with a 177 wRC+, Jay Bruce is putting together a solid 2017, and Curtis Granderson is showing signs of life with a .263/.360/.526 batting line in May after his customary slow start, there will need to be an odd man out of the lineup. He struggled out of the gate this season, but has allowed three earned runs or less in each of his last two starts.

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Matz, who is recovering of a flexor strain in his left elbow, threw very well on Sunday, while he pitched five flawless innings in his third rehab assignment, which included eight strikeouts. Both pitchers will throw another rehab game before joining Terry Collins' rotation at some point during the following week, considering that both threw on Sunday at Triple-A Las Vegas and Double-A Binghamton, respectively.

Collins said when Cespedes returns he will want to play in every game but the team can not afford to have him sidelined for another month therefore he will be getting periods of time off. "I just want to win". He finished 0-for-2 with a walk and a run scored and was replaced after playing six innings in left field. The lefty went 9-8 with a 3.40 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 2016, his first full Major League Baseball season.

The Mets announced that newly promoted Tyler Pill would start Tuesday against the Brewers.

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