New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz has a lat injury, a source confirmed to Cover Those Bases. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News first reported that Matz had the injury.
The source said that Matz is going to spend some time on the disabled list. However, the injury is not considered serious. The Mets are just being cautious with the 24-year-old rookie who has just made two career Major League starts.
The team announced that Matz has a partial tear of his lat muscle and will be re-examined in three weeks.
Matz's injury will be a blow to the Mets staff that has just recently been coming into their own. With Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler (who is out for the year already) and Matz, the team has one of the youngest and brightest future rotations in the entire league.
In his first two starts this season, Matz has been brilliant, going 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA (2 ER) over 13 2/3 innings pitched. Matz reportedly felt some tightness in his lat during his first start.