The Mets have placed Seth Lugo on the 10-day disabled list with what is being called a “right shoulder impingement.” Lugo was set to start Wednesday night’s Subway Series game against the Yankees at Citi Field, but Robert Gsellman has been activated from the disabled list and will get the ball Wednesday night instead.
Lugo had not been sharp lately, posting a 6.55 ERA in his last four starts. He particularly struggled in his last outing against the Phillies, when he surrendered five runs on eight hits and four walks in 5.1 innings against one of the league’s worst lineups.
It’s been a turbulent season for Lugo, who missed the first two months of the season after being diagnosed with a torn UCL in March. He returned to the field on June 11 after choosing rest and rehab over Tommy John surgery, and had a 4.45 ERA and a 4.47 FIP over 68.2 innings since then.
Gsellman has been on the disabled list since June 27 when he strained his hamstring while running to first base. He rejoins the Mets rotation sporting a 6.16 ERA and a 5.08 FIP in 76.0 innings this season.