Tylor Megill, a New York Mets’ right-handed starter, has been placed on the 15-day injured list on Sunday due to biceps inflammation.
The Mets have placed Tylor Megill on the IL with right biceps inflammation. The move is retroactive to May 12.
Colin Holderman has been selected from Triple-A.
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“It just creeped up. Woke up the next morning after my start in Washington, a little discomfort,” said Megill. “We don’t want it to linger or get worse.”
Right-handed pitcher Colin Holderman has been fielded to replace Megill on the active roster. Holderman said he was shocked when Mets player development director Kevin Howard contacted and tell him he needed to go to New York.
“Not the Sunday I was expected but the Sunday I really enjoyed,” said Holderman. “I was fortunate that I got it this morning because if I would have got it last night, I would have got zero sleep,”
Holderman went to PNC Field to retrieve his gear and waited for an Uber for 30 minutes. He said that he arrived in Queens during or just after the first inning in a white 2010 Camry.
“As show as it gets, we had a great conversation the whole way here,” said Holderman. “The Mets take care of that [Uber cost]. Especially with gas these days, I didn’t want to look at that bill.”
Holderman joined the game in the ninth inning of the Mets’ 8-7 loss to the Seattle Mariners. He allowed a single to first baseman Ty France before striking out shortstop J.P. Crawford with a full-count 95 miles per hour sinker.
“Not the easiest of innings, but I was glad I got the grind, slowed my heart rate down, and got after it,” said Holderman.
Megill joined fellow starter Jacob deGrom on the injured list. Because of a stress reaction in his scapula, the Mets’ ace has yet to pitch this season. Despite the injuries, the Mets are ranked sixth in the Major League Baseball for best rotation ERA.
Other players on the injured list are catcher James McCann (broken left hamate bone) and pitchers Sean Reid-Foley (Tommy John surgery) and Trevor May (right triceps inflammation).
Megill’s role in the Mets
Megill has a 4.41 ERA and a 4.11 K/BB ratio in seven outings this season. Megill was instrumental in the Mets’ collective no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies earlier this season.
His total scores were substantially higher until a recent slump, which might be attributed to his arm issues.
“I was worried just because I’ve never had, like obviously, discomfort,” said Megill. “I was a little freaked out about it, but obviously the results came back really well. So not too bad.”
Megill gave eight runs in 1 1/3 innings against the Washington Nationals in his previous outing.
The Mets have only hit 29 home runs in 36 games. They have 92 extra-base hits, which puts them in the middle of the pack.
Even though outfielder Brandon Nimmo, first baseman Pete Alonso, and utility player Jeff McNeil have provided consistent offensive performance for the club, no other member of the rebuilt lineup has.
“You get used to winning,” said Nimmo. “You come in, you turn the music on, you dance, and that’s just what you do when you win more games than you lose. You definitely can take it for granted.”