Steven Matz has bone spur in left elbow
New York Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert has heard from multiple Mets sources that Steven Matz is dealing with a bone spur in his left elbow. Matz who has been dealing with elbow discomfort over his past couple of starts has been cleared of any structrual damage with his throwing elbow by a doctor, but it appears he is dealing with a spur.
The 25-year old left-hander could certainly pitch through the injury and have surgery in the offseason, but it is all dependent on pain tolerance and whether that pain would impact his performance. The club could also opt to have Matz go under the knife immediately, but at that point he would be sidelined and unable to throw for six weeks.
No decision has been made by either Matz or the organization regarding his elbow, so we will be in wait and see mode over the next couple of days. It is certainly concerning however as Matz has shown vulnerability to injury over his brief stint with the Mets thus far, and you can imagine the Mets are going to do their due diligence before making a decision on the rookie left-hander. If Matz were to miss his start on Wednesday night you could expect either Logan Verrett or Sean Gilmartin to receive the start in his place.