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Steven Matz has received “good news” meeting with doctors today about his left elbow/forearm in New York. While the Mets won’t officially announce Matz’s diagnosis until tomorrow, it is certainly welcoming news to everyone as Matz has no ligament issues with the left arm. It’s still unlikely that Matz will make his next scheduled start against the Nationals on Thursday night, as I believe the Mets will not push him until he is ready. Matz could possibly have his start pushed back to this weekend and face the Milwaukee Brewers at home. We will know more tomorrow when the team makes his condition public.
It is being reported by ESPN’S Adam Rubin that the Mets are likely to call up infielder Mark Reynolds from AAA Las Vegas, for tomorrow night’s ball game against the Washington Nationals. It is unknown who is likely to be sent down, but if Steven Matz is able to make a start this week, in all likelihood Sean Gilmartin would be sent back down. Reynolds has spent time at second base, shortstop, and third base at AAA Las Vegas and was hitting .238 with two homers and 10 RBIs.
Yoenis Cespedes revealed in an interesting story on ESPN.com, that he wasn’t as close to signing with the Washington Nationals this past offseason as many made it seem.“I was never close to signing with the Nationals,” Cespedes stated to ESPN.com. “From the start I was pushing my agent because I wanted to come back to the Mets.”It’s another storyline to add on the eve of the first meeting between the division rivals who are scheduled to meet tomorrow night. Cespedes ultimately signed a three-year $75 million contract with the Mets despite rumblings that the Nationals were interested in his services. Cespedes does have a opt-out clause after this season however which is something we can discuss later in November.