Carlos Torres is out with a calf injury
Monday’s dramatic come-from-behind win did not come without a cost associated with it.
Carlos Torres injured his calf making a play in the fifth inning and exited the game soon thereafter.
Terry Collins said after the game Torres will be out for a while, and the club will be calling up a pitcher to fill-in for Torres.
Because the active roster has expanded to 40 players, the Mets are unlikely to place Torres on the disabled list down the stretch of the season.
It would make the most sense to recall Logan Verrett since he will be replacing Matt Harvey in the rotation anyway. But he just started on Sunday night for Las Vegas, so he isn’t even available to pitch in the next couple of days anyway.
It’s logical to conclude they’ll be calling up either Dillon Gee or Vic Black, although neither are on the 40-man roster. From a need perspective, Gee makes the most sense since he can start and potentially give the club multiple innings out of the bullpen.
On the other hand, Black can miss bats when he’s right and has his control. It was a struggle for him in a lost year marred by injury issues and wildness, but his stuff will always be hard to ignore.