The MRI Steven Matz underwent earlier in the week came back negative and revealed no structural damage to the elbow.
Per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Matz received a PPR injection into his elbow. Matz, who’s last Spring Training start was skipped due to “elbow soreness’ will not be able to throw for a minimum of three weeks.
This pushes Matz’s season debut until at least May barring any setbacks.
This allows for Zack Wheeler to enter the rotation as the teams fourth starter.
Mets fans if your starting to wonder if you’ll ever see Syndergaard, deGrom, Harvey, Matz, and Wheeler pitch in consecutive days at any point in their Met careers, it is starting to look unlikely. Injuries have decimated the rotation the past couple of seasons.
There is so much hype and potential surrounding the five pitchers yet injuries have prevented them from being great as a unit.
Hopefully, Matz is able to rebound and debut in May good as new. The elbow is the main concern for any pitcher and Matz has proved to be fragile in years past which makes for a cloudy outlook.
This is a setback the Mets were hoping to avoid as they open the entire month of April playing against the clubs in their division.
Mets fan begin praying the 2017 team does not have the same amount of injuries as the 2016 team or a return trip to the playoffs may be hard to achieve.