The New York Mets are in the position they’re in right now thanks in large part to the contributions of the pitching staff.
The starting rotation and the bullpen are carrying this team that has its sights set on its first World Series crown since 1986.
But even with all of the successes, there have been some setbacks, and one of their top relievers has hit the injured list.
Reliable reliever Trevor May is going on the 15-day injured list with right triceps inflammation.
Right-hander Adonis Medina has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse to take May’s roster spot for the time being.
Mets roster move: Trevor May goes to the 15-day injured list with right triceps inflammation.
Adonis Medina is back from Triple-A Syracuse.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) May 3, 2022
May On The Shelf
This is unfortunate news for the Mets, who have been buoyed by a strong pitching staff in 2022.
The 32-year-old right-hander is off to a tough start in 2022 with an 8.64 ERA, but had a strong first season with the club in 2021, going 7-3 and posting a respectable 3.59 ERA.
He also saved four games in seven opportunities.
May does have one save this season.
Losing him hurts the Mets’ pitching staff a great deal.
In addition to Jacob deGrom already being on the shelf with a right-shoulder stress reaction, May now hits the injured list himself.
May has already been dealing with some triceps issues.
Now the problem has become a whole lot harder to solve.
Perhaps that has contributed to his inflated ERA early on this season.
No timetable is set at the moment for May’s return, but his MRI today was enough to convince the Mets that an injured list stint was necessary.