While Edgin and Matsuzaka will need a few days for the shots to kick in, it’s expected that they’ll join the club over the weekend in Cincinnati.
Edgin, who is dealing with bone chips, hasn’t appeared in a game since August 23.
Matsuzaka was on the disabled list for a bit over a month before being activated in late August. He appeared in two games after being activated and struggled both times, with his last appearance coming on August 30.
As was the case before Edgin received his cortisone shot, it would make sense for the Mets to promote LHP Jack Leathersich, currently pitching out of the bullpen for Triple-A Las Vegas.
Las Vegas begins the Playoffs on Wednesday, and it’s a safe bet that Leathersich – who needs to be added to the 40-man roster anyway to avoid exposing him to the Rule 5 draft – will get the call once Vegas’ season comes to a close.