The Mets have placed Steven Matz on the disabled list in with a strained shoulder and irritated rotator cuff. The good news is that the MRI did not show any structural damage. In the short term, Matz will continue to be replaced in the rotation by Seth Lugo, who filled in for him in San Francisco over the weekend, logging a quality start against the Giants.
Robert Gsellman will take Matz’s place on the Mets’ roster. Coming into the season, Gsellman ranked as the Mets’ 9th-best prospect on our list of the team’s top twenty-five prospects. Ken Rosenthal reports that he will initially pitch out of the bullpen, but it’s conceivable that Gsellman could join the starting rotation if Jon Niese or Seth Lugo struggle. Gsellman began the year in Double-A Binghamton and had a 2.71 ERA in eleven starts there. With Triple-A Las Vegas, he’s made nine starts and has a 5.73 ERA.