Mets to place Steven Matz on the disabled list with a tight shoulder

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The Mets will place starter Steven Matz on the 15-day disabled list with a tight left shoulder, James Wagner of The New York Times reports. The club hasn’t made an official announcement, but the move can be made retroactive to August 15.

Matz had been scratched from Friday’s scheduled start against the Giants. The 25-year-old has had a great season for the Mets, compiling a 3.40 ERA with a 129/31 K/BB ratio over 132 1/3 innings.

Seth Lugo started in Matz’s place on Friday and will likely continue to start as long as Matz is sidelined.