Sean Gilmartin is the Mets insurance policy to Steven Matz, Carlos Torres headed to Port St. Lucie
Steven Matz is scheduled to throw a simulated game at the team’s minor league complex in Port St. Lucie on Thursday.
If he makes it through ok, Matz will join the club and be active on the Division Series roster.
If Matz suffers a setback following his outing on Thursday, he will not be active in the Division Series, Sandy Alderson said on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Sandy Alderson said Sean Gilmartin will replace Matz on the roster if Matz is unable to pitch.
Alderson insists Matz’s role remains up in the air if he is indeed healthy, and all signs are certainly pointing to Matz being ready for his scheduled game four start against the Dodgers at Citi Field. Alderson has said the decision is coming down to either Matz or Colon, but both appear likely to be on the roster if Matz is healthy.
But Terry Collins has specifically said he is not keen on having Matz in the bullpen because of his injury history, especially recently, as well as his overall inexperience as a reliever in his professional career.
Colon, on the other hand, has limited bullpen experience and pitched in relief twice for the Mets this season, most recently on Sunday in their season finale against the Nationals.
Meanwhile, Alderson said the team is sending Carlos Torres to the Instructional League to serve on standby as an injury replacement.