Oswalt Likely To Take Another Turn in Rotation in Place of Matz

According to Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com, it is sounding likely that Corey Oswalt will take another turn in the rotation in place of lefty Steven Matz.

The Mets placed Matz on the disabled list last week due to a flexor-pronator strain. Though he is expected to miss another start, Mickey Callaway told reporters Matz is in good shape after recently completing a bullpen session. The team expects that the southpaw should be able to return to the rotation soon.

Matz has taken some positive strides this season, and is 5-9 with a 4.35 ERA and 99 strikeouts in 107.2 innings. It’s smart for the Mets not to rush him back, as it not only gives him a chance to get fully healthy, but it gives the Mets another chance to take a look at Oswalt.

The 24-year old righty has pitched well in six big league starts this season, and could be a valuable piece for the Mets going forward. He is 1-2 with 23 strikeouts, a 5.13 ERA, and a 1.05 WHIP over 33.1 innings.

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