The injury bug strikes the Mets again
Another Mets starter has gone down with an injury this week. According to MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, Seth Lugo has been diagnosed with an impingement in his right shoulder on Tuesday. He’ll miss his scheduled start against the Yankees at Citi Field on Wednesday as a result.
This will be Lugo’s second stint on the disabled list. He started out the season injured with elbow troubles after pitching in the World Baseball Classic early in the spring.
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Upon coming back, Lugo has been serviceable – in a way – in the rotation. Like Robert Gsellman, he hasn’t been able to recapture the magic that brought him up to the show last season, but he’s been steady enough as a backend rotation piece.
Lugo has pitched 68 2/3 innings pitched and allowed 77 hits, 20 walks and struck out 52 batters in that span.
Robert Gsellman will be activated from the disabled list to take his place in the rotation. Gsellman has been sidelined since late June when he suffered an injury to his left hamstring running out a ground ball.
Gsellman has had an incredibly tough season so far in 2017. His 6.16 ERA 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.
Gsellman had been rehabbing in Binghamton with the Mets’ Double-A affiliate, the Rumble Ponies. During his last outing, Gsellman tossed six scoreless innings against the Akron Rubber Ducks.