Mets’ Taijuan Walker could miss start despite ‘good news’

Mets’ Taijuan Walker could miss start despite ‘good news’

ATLANTA — The Mets obtained what they take into account “excellent news” on Taijuan Walker’s sore again Wednesday, however which may not preclude the right-hander from lacking his subsequent begin.

Walker departed his outing Tuesday after solely two innings, with what the Mets termed as again spasms. In keeping with supervisor Buck Showalter, a subsequent MRI examination Wednesday didn’t reveal any structural injury.

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“Fairly excellent news, all issues thought-about on the MRI,” Showalter stated earlier than the Mets’ 9-7 win over the Braves. “I believe Sunday’s begin is in jeopardy, however we’re nonetheless going to carry out hope it manages earlier than that and we’ll simply go day after day proper now.”

The Mets have already got David Peterson and Trevor Williams within the rotation to pitch a doubleheader Saturday on the Phillies. Williams is changing Carlos Carrasco, who’s on the injured checklist with a left indirect pressure.

Among the many potential choices for Sunday if Walker can’t pitch is Jose Butto from Triple-A Syracuse.

Pete Alonso plans to characterize Workforce USA within the 2023 World Baseball Traditional. The Mets first baseman stated he was lately requested to take part and accepted the invitation.

“There’s a whole lot of actually wonderful guys on the crew thus far and it’s a terrific alternative and I simply really feel fortunate to be part of it,” Alonso stated.

The event was final held in 2017, when Alonso was nonetheless enjoying within the minor leagues. Alonso stated he thought-about on the time the chance he may get to characterize the USA.

“It appeared like an unbelievable surroundings and it’s an extremely enjoyable occasion,” Alonso stated. “I all the time wished to play in it. It’s an honor to play for the Stars and Stripes.”

Tomas Nido, who’s on the COVID checklist, may return this weekend in Philadelphia, based on Showalter.

Joey Lucchesi is scheduled to pitch an inning for Single-A St. Lucie on Sunday in his first rehab look since present process Tommy John surgical procedure final 12 months. The left-hander may very well be a bullpen choice for the Mets when he’s prepared.

Tylor Megill threw 20 pitches in reside batting follow in his rehab from a proper shoulder pressure. Megill is predicted to pitch from the bullpen upon his return.

Tommy Hunter will doubtless return from the IL Sunday, based on Showalter. The suitable-hander has been on the IL since Aug. 6 due to again tightness.

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