New York Mets News: Erik Goeddel Placed On 15-Day DL


New York Mets News: Mets Place Another Reliever On 15-Day DL, As Erik Goeddel Is The Latest Causality

Some teams are unluckier than others when it comes to injuries. The New York Mets are one of those teams, as they have suffered a rash of injuries up and down their roster. One spot that has been hit hard has been the bullpen, where there are currently six players residing on either the disabled list or suspended even with Bobby Parnell being activated on Thursday. That number is about to grow, as reliever Erik Goeddel will be placed on the DL with an elbow strain.

Goeddel was called up in the second series of the season, and has been a pleasant surprise for the Mets. He has put up solid numbers, posting a 1.96 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in 23 innings pitched. In addition to that, he also has 23 strikeouts. He has given up runs in only two of his 22 appearances, as he has become a steady performer in the Mets bullpen. He may not pitch in the highest pressure of situations, as he appears mostly in games that aren’t close. Regardless, he has gotten the job done when called upon by Terry Collins and performed well.

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He was someone that looked to possibly be moving up the pecking order though, as Goeddel was called upon in a tied game Thursday with the Mets trying to salvage their series against the San Francisco Giants. Goeddel was able to get out of the inning without allowing a run, only surrendering a walk. But, he was unable to make it out unscathed, as he will be joining plenty of his teammates on the DL.

In his place, the Mets will be recalling Danny Muno, who has been racking up quite the frequent flyer miles. Muno was sent back to the minor leagues when Dillon Gee was activated last week against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was then recalled once Daniel Murphy was forced to the disabled list. He was then sent back down when Travis d’Arnaud was activated on Wednesday. That demotion didn’t last long, as he will now be back with the big league club today

Muno will give the Mets a much needed player, especially on the infield, off the bench as they will now have a five-man bench. He has struggled mightily though in his first taste of the major leagues, as he is only 2-21 thus far this season after going 0-1 Friday against the Atlanta Braves.

The Goeddel injury comes at a poor time for the young righty, as he was succeeding in his first chance with the Mets. Hopefully the elbow strain isn’t a precursor for something bigger, such as Tommy John surgery, and he can return to the Mets’ bullpen in a timely manner.

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