As Mets awaits a potential return to Marcus Stroman from the injury roster in the near future, another startup is on the sidelines.
Michael Wacha was brought into the IL with right shoulder inflammation ahead of Sunday’s match with Marlins, which left Mets off with half of the starting pitchers they had in their spring training rotation mix .
Since then, Noah Syndergaard (torn back ligaments), Stroman (torn left calf) and Wacha have all suffered injuries.
Wacha allowed four runs over five innings in a defeat against Marlins on Friday. Right-handed is 1-2 with ERA 6.43 after coming to season under a motivational one-year contract. Wacha has a history of problems involving cardinals.
“All over [Friday’s] He sensed something, but could continue, ”said coach Luis Rojas. “After the game, he talked to the staff and let them know and then we found out about it.”
Rojas ruled out the possibility of Stroman returning to replace Wacha in penalty shootout. Stroman is expected to launch a simulated match on Tuesday to show his calves have recovered and have the ability to move around to do his position.
According to Rojas, the Mets team is likely to participate in a bullfight on Wednesday at Wacha’s place. Other possible abilities include Franklyn Kilome and Walker Lockett.