Steven Matz to make one more rehab start on Monday
Steven Matz was brilliant in his rehab start on Wednesday evening for the Double-A Binghamton Mets, pitching six scoreless innings while throwing 41 of his 56 pitches for strikes.
On Thursday night, Sandy Alderson said Matz would likely need one additional start before being activated, mainly because he only threw 56 pitches on Wednesday.
That start has now been confirmed.
Lynn Worthy of the Binghamton Press and Sun Bulletin says Matz will pitch again for the B-Mets on Monday. He is expected to throw 80 pitches in that start.
That puts Matz in-line to be activated the following weekend when the Mets are in Miami. He could conceivably be used to skip Noah Syndergaard in the rotation, and the Mets could then go to a six-man rotation when Syndergaard is re-inserted.
The Mets have not made their plans for the six-man rotation known at this time.
Matz has been on the disabled list since July 6 with a torn lat muscle.