Atchison Leaves Game With Sore Right Groin

Before today’s game the New York Mets placed infielder Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list due to an intercostal strain and subsequently activated reliever Scott Atchison.

AtchisonHowever, when Atchison came in to pitch the bottom of the 7th inning, he appeared to injure in his leg while tossing his warmup pitches.

Atchison was immediately pulled from the game and replaced by Brandon Lyon.

The Mets are calling it a sore right groin.

The ailing Atchison was returning to the lineup for the first time since being removed from his appearance in St. Louis on May 13 due to numbness in his fingers. It turns out the 37-year-old reliever was suffering the effects of a bone spur in his throwing arm. The growth was placing pressure on a nerve and causing inflammation in his elbow. Although he has been reactivated, the spur is still present and may need to be removed in the future. Atchison has opted to pitch through the spur on top of the presence of a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.

As for Turner, who was batting .266 in 44 games played this season, he was in the throes of a 8-50 slump before injuring his side during batting practice. After a few days with no improvement, he was administered a cortisone shot and placed on the DL.