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Mets lefty Steven Matz had bone spurs removed Tuesday

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Apr 29, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 29, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
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Matz also had a platelet-rich plasma injection in his shoulder

Mets left-hander Steven Matz had successful arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs in his left elbow on Tuesday, the team said.

Matz also received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left shoulder, which had been bothering him since July.

The team said Matz is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

Matz was shut down for the season on Sept. 27 due to continued soreness in his shoulder. He last pitched on Aug. 14.

He had a 3.40 ERA and 1.21 WHIP while striking out 129 batters and walking 31 in 132.1 innings (22 starts) this season.


Matz was dealing with a much more painful bone spur than the one Noah Syndergaard is pitching with, and surgery was going to have to happen no matter what.

So while it’s unfortunate for the Mets and Matz that he was shut down for the season early, a positive is getting the surgery out of the way now.

The fact that Matz received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his shoulder is noteworthy, and that injury is expected to resolve itself without any further treatment needed.

Matz joins Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom as Mets pitchers who are done for the year and will be starting from scratch at Spring Training.

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Even though all three are expected to be ready once things get going, that they’re coming off injuries (and a serious surgery in the case of Harvey) should give the Mets the impetus to bring back the ageless wonder, Bartolo Colon. Because we all need more Tolo in our lives.

In the meantime, get well soon, Steven!

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