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A.J. Ramos to have MRI on shoulder

The struggling Ramos reported shoulder tightness and is heading to New York to get checked out.

MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Mets reliever A.J. Ramos is heading to New York for an MRI on his shoulder after he felt tightness in it. He pitched in yesterday’s debacle of a loss to the Brewers and had one of his worst outings yet as he gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning.

Acquired in the middle of last season from the Marlins, Ramos is in the final year of his contract. He’s had a particularly brutal month of May, which has thus far seen him throw 9.1 innings with 12 strikeouts, 6 walks, and a 9.64 ERA.

The Mets already have a couple of injured relievers in Anthony Swarzak, who was signed to a two-year deal in the offseason but has thrown just two-and-one-third innings for the Mets so far, and Hansel Robles, who spent some time on the disabled list but has made three appearances over the past few days with the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s.