Having placed several players on the injured list over the last couple of days, the Mets added one more as they put Robert Gsellman on the injured list with right triceps tendinitis. The 27-year-old had already missed some time in summer camp with the injury, and now he’ll begin the 60-game season on the shelf.
With active rosters set to include up to 30 players for the first couple of weeks this season, Gsellman was easily going to be included in the team’s Opening Day bullpen if healthy. He wasn’t great last year, as he had a 4.66 ERA and 4.13 in 63.2 innings of work for the Mets, all out of the bullpen.
For his career, Gsellman has a 4.44 ERA and 4.16 FIP in 308 innings as a major league pitcher, with the majority of his work having come out of the bullpen. He did make 29 starts for the Mets, but the most recent one of those came back in 2017.