After leaving Tuesday night’s game with an apparent hamstring injury, the Mets have placed right-hander Robert Gsellman on the 10-day disabled list
The unfortunate trend of hurt starting pitchers continued on Tuesday. The Mets officially diagnosed Gsellman as having a left hamstring strain. The injury occurred as he ran down to first base trying to leg out a single in the top of the 4th inning in Marlins Park.
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Gsellman’s season has already been incredibly tough to watch before the injury bug bit him. His 6.16 ERA after Tuesday night’s game remains as one of the worst in baseball, so hopefully this time off — while forced — will help him get stuff together for the second half of the season.
The team has not explicitly said how long they’re expecting Gsellman to be out, but if his injury is anything like the one Yoenis Cespedes suffered early in the year, you can expect he’ll be out at least four to six weeks.
With a pitcher, an injury like this can be more nagging since the pitching motion has to be repeated, and for Gsellman, his left leg is his landing leg after he throws. Hopefully he’s not sidelined too long, but the way it’s looking, it’s anyone’s guess at this point.
In Gsellman’s place, the organization has recalled Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas. In 20 games with the 51s, Reynolds has hit for average while the power is still somewhat lacking as it has been evident in the limited opportunities he’s been giving in the majors this year. His .882 OPS in Triple-A will hopefully translate to more success than he’s had with the big league club this season where his OPS is still an awful .563.