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.