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Mets activate Steven Matz from injured list, option Paul Sewald

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Matz is on a pitch count in his start today.

MLB: New York Mets at Miami Marlins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

+Steven Matz has been activated from his injured list stint for today’s start. He had been placed on the IL with nerve soreness in his pitching elbow. After throwing a bullpen session on Tuesday, Matz said he was “really happy” after throwing 45 pitches. The nerve soreness has played a large part in Matz’s ability to throw his curveball per Tim Healy. Matz has pitched well in almost every start and has a 3.86 ERA despite not recording an out in one of his starts. The Mets intend on keeping his pitch count to 75-80 pitches this afternoon in Miami.

In a corresponding move, Paul Sewald has been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse. Sewald had just been recalled yesterday, throwing 29 pitches against the Marlins in one inning last night. Sewald has primarily served a role as bullpen depth in Triple-A after he was awful last year in his time with the Mets.