- Matt Harvey and Neil Walker will both be out for a few weeks with injury. Thus is life for the Mets.
Harvey was diagnosed with a stress injury in his throwing shoulder. Harvey left Wednesday’s game after just four innings, complaining of a tired arm. As far as how long he will be out, Sandy Alderson said the Mets are measuring it “in weeks, not months.” That’s good, but we’ve heard that before. The Mets will place him on the DL when a replacement is ready.
As far as Walker, he pulled up lame while running to first Wednesday night. He has a partially torn left hamstring and was placed on the 10-day DL.
With both Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera on the sidelines, you’d think the Mets would have to call up Amed Rosario. Nope — Gavin Cecchini will take Walker’s place on the roster.
Oh, and don’t hold your breath for Noah Syndergaard’s return. He has suffered a setback during his rehab. Alderson said the lat is not healing as quickly as the Mets hoped, so he will not even begin a throwing program for at least four weeks.