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Robert Gsellman has triceps tightness

Gsellman might not be ready for Opening Day on Friday.

New York Mets Summer Workouts Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Robert Gsellman has triceps tightness and might not be ready for Opening Day. The 27-year-old is coming off a 2019 season in which he threw 63.2 innings for the Mets with a 4.66 ERA and 4.13 FIP.

With active rosters for the 60-game 2020 season slated to include 30 players for the first couple weeks of the season, Gsellman would certainly be included in the team’s bullpen if healthy. The projected roster over at Roster Resource on FanGraphs has Gsellman listed as one of eleven relief pitchers in the Mets’ bullpen, which more or less sounds like how the team would choose to use its expanded roster to start the year.

Whether or not the Mets’ bullpen is successful in this shortened season will depend much more upon the performance of Edwin Diaz and Jeurys Familia, who were both not good last year and are looking to bounce back, and Dellin Betances, who missed almost the entirety of the 2019 season with injuries.