Prior to Sunday’s series finale with the Atlanta Braves, the Mets placed right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation.
In a corresponding move, New York recalled right-handed pitcher Jacob Rhame to take his roster spot.
Mets manager Mickey Callaway said the MRI revealed just a “little bit” of inflammation, and the team only expects him to miss the minimum 10 days.
Swarzak, 33 in September, has appeared in 22 games for the Mets this year and has logged a 6.00 ERA, 5.40 FIP, 64 ERA+ and 1.619 WHIP across 21.0 innings.
The Florida native signed a two-year, $14 million contract with New York this offseason after a strong 2017 season split between the Chicago White Sox and Milwaukee Brewers.
While Swarzak got off to a rough start this year, he had started to right the ship recently, pitching four scoreless innings in his last four games.
Robert Gsellman will now get the bulk of save opportunities in Swarzak’s absence.