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The Mets activated infielder Neil Walker from the Paternity Leave List and optioned infielder T.J. Rivera to Triple-A Las Vegas. Look for Rivera to be back up with the big league club when rosters expand in September.
Manager Terry Collins indicated that the Mets are likely to skip Jacob deGrom’s next turn through the rotation which would come on Monday against the Marlins. DeGrom has been dreadful over his last two starts allowing 13 runs combined, and it appears fatigue has set in with the 28-year old right-hander. There is no definitive answer as to who will fill deGrom’s spot in the rotation on Monday, but Logan Verrett, Sean Gilmartin, Gabriel Ynoa, and maybe Seth Lugo on short rest are all possibilities.
Steven Matz is scheduled to resume throwing prior to tonight’s ballgame, and the Mets will then make a determination if he is ready to be activated off of the disabled list depending on his session. If the Mets brass likes what they see out of Matz, he will in all likelihood make his return Tuesday night against the Marlins.