Mets starter Robert Gsellman will begin a rehab assignment with the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Thursday, one month after he was sent to the disabled list with a hamstring strain.
Gsellman has had a rough season after catching fire as rookie last year. His ERA, home runs allowed, and hit rate have all risen dramatically while his strikeout rate has fallen. He carries a 6.16 ERA, which is actually down from earlier in the season when it climbed as high as 7.12.
Gsellman injured his hamstring during another poor start on June 27. He’d given up three runs in three innings of work against the Marlins when he was forced to leave the game. The Mets went on to lose the game 6-3.
The Mets can use live arms at the moment, though. With Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, and Matt Harvey all on the DL, Gsellman is likely to get another chance to start when he returns from his rehab assignment.