The New York Mets have placed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury, reports Caitlin Swieca of MLB.com:
Matsuzaka had some discomfort in his right elbow after pitching two innings in the Mets’ loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. He flew back to New York on Friday for an MRI before being placed on the disabled list.
Right-handed pitcher Buddy Carlyle was recalled by the Mets to fill Matsuzaka’s place. Carlyle has pitched seven innings for New York this year, allowing one run.
Matsuzaka has been used as a reliever over the past week after bouncing back and forth between the rotation and bullpen earlier in the year. Overall, Matsuzaka has a 3.87 ERA (4.13 FIP) in 28 games, including nine starts.
It’s unclear when Matsuzaka, who has been troubled by injuries over the past few seasons, will be able to return.
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