Not even three full weeks into the season and the New York Mets already have three players on the disabled list. The latest addition to the list: No. 4 starter, Chris Young. The team has recalled lefty Pat Misch from Triple-A.
Young had experienced biceps tendonitis after his first two starts of the year and was supposed to take the hill on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves after he made significant improvement during the past few days, but he obviously hadn't recovered enough to make the start. What also made this decision an easy one is the fact that the Mets are taking part in back-to-back double headers and there needs to be viable arms around.
Young's DL stint is backdated to Monday and he'll be able to return on April 26.
The 31-year-old has been the Mets most effective pitcher thus far: 1-0 record with 12 1/3 innings pitched, six hits and 12 strikeouts to go along with a 1.46 ERA and 0.97 WHIP.
It is not clear who will start in tomorrow's game because of today's double header. Misch would figure to be the favorite but the team could also call up Dillon Gee depending on who is used today.