ATLANTA – The Mets are evaluating starting options to replace David Peterson on Monday.
After leaving the game against the Braves on Wednesday with discomfort on the right, Peterson will undergo additional testing in New York on Friday. According to manager Luis Rojas, the left arm underwent an initial examination and is assessed to determine the “severity” of the situation. Rojas added that Peterson was not expected to rotate in the next round.
Peterson came in fourth on Wednesday. Roxas said there was no information about the injury until he dropped the last leg of the night.
Although Peterson struggled and set a 5.40 ERA in 15 starts, the Mets were tied to start pitching, with Carlos Carrasco, Noah Sindergaard, Joey Lucchesi and Jordan Yamamoto on the injured list. ‘tried.
Rojas, who lost 4-3 to the Braves on Thursday night, talked about Corey Oswalt and Thomas Sapukki as chances to replace Peterson, but team officials did not discuss the names.
Carrasco went through a full side session during rehabilitation to tear the right femur. Rojas expects the right-back to continue this side training before assigning the task of restoring the minor league. According to industry sources, the expectation is Carrasco’s return in late July or early August, after he tore up the numbers in spring training, and this season has yet to leave room for the Mets.
“He feels good, he looks good and his stuff is great,” Rojas said.
Rojas praised junior Albert Almora for his relief from the Mets’ 20-2 loss to the Braves on Wednesday. Almora volunteered for pitching and was called off the field to get the last two results in the eighth.
“Almora invites me to play in the seventh inning and asks me to play, good teams do that,” Rojas said. “Where the guys are ready to go in and sacrifice something to protect the bull. It’s just a quick example of what happened in that game of ours, it shows how good we are.”