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Tylor Megill injury: Mets place SP on 15-day IL with biceps inflammation

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May 11, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Tylor Megill (38) looks on after pitching against the Washington Nationals in the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets have placed starting pitcher Tylor Megill on the 15-day injured list retroactive May 12 due to inflammation in his right biceps, the team announced Sunday afternoon. 

The severity of the injury is unknown at this time, but the right-hander is expected to undergo an MRI for further testing on Sunday. 

In a corresponding move, the Mets recalled right-handed pitcher Cole Holderman from Triple-A Syracuse while transferring reliever Trevor May to the 60-day IL.

There was an original inkling that something was wrong with the 26-year-old after he was rocked for eight runs on eight hits in just 1.1 innings of work on Wednesday night against the Washington Nationals. 

“Obviously, it was a bad outing,” Megill said at the time. “But I’m capable of way more. I’m not going to let this one define me.”

It was the furthest thing from expected for Megill, who had performed so admirably as Jacob deGrom’s replacement when the ace and two-time Cy Young Award winner was put on the IL just before the start of the 2022 season. 

Over his first six starts of the season before the dud against Washington, Megill went 4-1 with a 2.43 ERA as one of the team’s most pleasant surprises of the first month of the campaign. 

David Peterson
Apr 22, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher David Peterson (23) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

While Holderman gets the call up to the big club, for the time being, another opportunity presents itself for southpaw David Peterson — who had pitched admirably in his opportunities with the Mets earlier this season. 

Peterson pitched on Friday for the team’s Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse, which is why he wasn’t immediately called up. He should get the nod to rejoin the Mets for the middle of the week — most likely Wednesday. 

He’s appeared in four games at the MLB level this season (three starts) and is 1-0 with a 1.89 ERA. 

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