As per Matt Ehalt of The Record, New York Mets injured left-hander Steven Matz threw three innings (56 pitches) in a simulated game on Saturday and is on schedule to start this Thursday in the series-opener in Philadelphia.
Matz, 27, hit the 10-day disabled list on August 3 (retroactive to August 1) with a flexor pronator strain in his left throwing arm.
The lefty has a 4.35 earned-run average in 21 starts this season with an 89 ERA+, 8.3 strikeouts and 3.4 walks per nine innings, respectively, and a 4.74 fielding independent pitching rating.
On Friday, Callaway spoke to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com about the possibility of employing a six-man rotation when Matz returns.
“We have options. There are a lot of things we can do, I think we want to see [Corey Oswalt] pitch tomorrow and then sit down and really see exactly what we want to do with all of our players after that.”
Oswalt, 24, has a 5.13 ERA and 1.05 WHIP through his first seven MLB appearances but has looked more comfortable over his last few outings.