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Mets injury update: Steven Matz on the road to return

The lefty hopes to rejoin the team soon.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Good news isn't exactly hard to come by these days for Mets fans—a welcome change after years of LOLMets—but here's some more: Steven Matz is on his way back.

According to WFAN's Ed Coleman, Matz is scheduled to start tomorrow in St. Lucie, throwing 25 pitches. This will be followed by a 15-pitch bullpen session, then two more minor league starts of 50 pitches and 90 pitches, respectively.

Matz hasn't seen much major league action, but he was excellent in his two starts against the Reds and the Dodgers, allowing just two runs over 15 2/3 innings. However, he raised more headlines with his bat, going 3-for-3 in his debut with four RBIs and tacking on a fifth RBI against Los Angeles.

Matz's return will be a welcome relief for the Mets' starting rotation, specifically Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard, who are all approaching pre-determined innings limits. The Mets plan on once again shifting to a six-man rotation to accommodate Matz and keep their other pitches rested for the September stretch run.