Daisuke Matsuzaka will be placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation, Marc Carig reports. This follows an MRI Matsuzaka had yesterday. The Mets will recall Buddy Carlyle from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill his roster spot.
Matsuzaka most recently pitched during Thursday night's debacle, where he gave up three earned runs on two home runs. Matsuzaka had been hit hard in his previous two appearances as well, including giving up four runs—despite striking out 10—in his most recent start in Miami.
Buddy Carlyle has seemingly had round-trip tickets from Las Vegas to New York all season, despite the fact that he's only appeared in five games. Carlyle has posted a 1.29 ERA during his combined major league stints, while allowing only one run. Although the sample size is small,Fangraphs suggests that Carlyle may be due for some regression as hisxFIP sits at 3.70. Carlyle most recently appeared for the Mets in San Diego on July 19, where he pitched a scoreless inning.