Steven Matz will join Binghamton for a start on Wednesday
Steven Matz has been rehabbing from a torn lat muscle with Single-A St. Lucie, having made two rehab starts while allowing two earned runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings.
Matz has struggled with his command in his first two rehab starts, but he continues to build his pitch count, having thrown 41 pitches in his last start on Thursday.
On Friday, Terry Collins said it wasn’t clear if Matz would move on from St. Lucie and join a higher level for his next start after Matz expressed frustration over his lack of command in his first two rehab starts.
But Matz will go to Double-A Binghamton and make a start on Wednesday for the B-Mets, assistant GM John Ricco said on Saturday.
He will likely throw about 60 pitches in that start.
If all goes well, Matz may make one more start five days later on August 31, when he will likely be tasked with throwing around 90 pitches. If all goes well, he could be activated the following weekend in Miami, at which point the Mets will switch to a six-man rotation.
Matz has been on the disabled list since July 6.