Mets Place David Peterson on IL As Pitcher Injuries Continue

David Peterson will not start tonight after being placed on the 10-day injured list (IL) after experiencing left shoulder fatigue.

Corey Oswalt will start on Tuesday against the Miami Marlins in place of Peterson.

Peterson left his most recent start after feeling soreness in his shoulder after just 74 pitches. The rookie threw a side session and manager Luis Rojas said he was ready for Tuesday’s start.

Perhaps the brightest spot in the Mets’ rotation alongside Jacob deGrom, Peterson has acclimated well to the Big Leagues. The lefty starter has a 3-1 record while posting a 2.91 ERA.

Oswalt, conversely, has not looked sharp this season, being sent to the alternate site. In just one game and four innings he has an ERA of 11.25.

Injuries continue to plague Mets pitchers this season, with an already thin rotation dwindling down even more. Noah Syndergaard is out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Michael Wacha is on the 10-day IL with right shoulder inflammation, deGrom missed his last start due to neck tightness, and Marcus Stroman opted out, which isn’t an injury, but depleted the rotation further.

 

(Photo: Jeff Roberson/The Associated Press)

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