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Mets making plans to go north without Steven Matz

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Steven Matz’s chances of beginning the season with the Mets have moved into the “unlikely” category. The Mets lefty was expected to receive an MRI exam on Wednesday, as a follow-up to a checkup last week when the club was made aware of discomfort in his elbow. “It’s unlikely Steven...
Via New York Post
11 hours ago

Mets' will be without Steven Matz to start season, still mulling his replacement

Steven Matz will undergo an MRI on his sore left elbow and will not be on the Mets' opening day roster. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Steven Matz will not be on the Mets' opening day roster.  Manager Terry Collins said Matz, the left-hander who is coming off of fall bone spur-removal surgery, underwent an MRI on his sore elbow Wednesday, leaving...
11 hours ago

Matz Undergoing MRI After Experiencing Continued Elbow Discomfort

New York Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters on Wednesday, that LHP Steven Matz went for an MRI on his left elbow it now looks like he will not start the season on time. The team may now look to Seth Lugo or Rafael Montero to replace Matz on the Opening Day roster and take his turn in the rotation. Matz tossed two pitching sessions off flat ground on Monday and Tuesday, but...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 hours ago

Steven Matz Unlikely To Be Ready For Opening Day

Mets lefty Steven Matz isn’t likely to be ready for the Opening Day roster, skipper Terry Collins told reporters including’s Anthony DiComo (Twitter links). The southpaw has been dealing with elbow soreness and is headed for an examination — likely an MRI, per the manager — to further determine the root of the problem. At last check, reports on Matz indicated that...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 hours ago

What will the Mets do with Steven Matz this week?

The lefty is throwing off of flat-ground but still reporting discomfort in his elbow. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Steven Matz is playing catch but something in his elbow is still causing him some discomfort.  Matz threw from flat ground again Tuesday, but much like Monday, the results were the same: He felt discomfort early and took a break before...
1 day ago

Steven Matz’s all-out push to avoid Mets leaving him behind

PORT ST. LUCIE — Steven Matz is trying his best to remain in the mix for a spot on the Opening Day roster. The Mets lefty threw Tuesday for a second straight day – including a few pitches from the mound, according to pitching coach Dan Warthen – and looked “pretty decent.” It followed a throwing...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Steven Matz will never fulfill his potential

Steven Matz has been with the Mets organization since being selected in the second round of the 2009 MLB draft.  In that time, he has been an excellent starter when he has been able to stay on the field, unfortunately, those times have been few and far between. In 2010, he suffered a torn UCL while pitching in an instructional league, and did not make his professional debut until...
1 day ago

Matz starts off throwing program pain-free

A day after admitting to a bout of left elbow discomfort that puts his Opening Day roster spot in jeopardy, Steven Matz returned to the field Monday to begin a throwing program. Matz threw approximately 55 long tosses at the Mets' Spring Training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., reporting no discomfort after that session.
2 days ago

Mets and Steven Matz begin a tricky Opening Day dance

PORT ST. LUCIE — Steven Matz is still making a pitch for the Mets’ Opening Day roster. The lefty made 55 throws on flat ground Monday, a day after he was scratched from a scheduled minor league exhibition start with elbow tenderness, and indicated he hasn’t lost hope he can begin the season with the...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

WATCH: Matt Harvey is up, Steven Matz is down, as Mets rotation shakes out

The starting rotation to start the season for the New York Mets begins to take shape, as Matt Harvey looked strong on Sunday, and Steven Matz was scratched from his next start due to elbow irritation.
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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