Mets place Zack Wheeler on DL with biceps tendinitis

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Another Mets pitcher has landed on the disabled list. The Mets announced on Wednesday that starter Zack Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis. In related roster moves, the club optioned infielder Matt Reynolds to Triple-A Las Vegas and recalled pitchers Tyler Pill and Erik Goeddel from Las Vegas.

Wheeler, 27, was lit up in each of his last two starts, giving up eight runs in 1 2/3 innings to the Cubs and seven runs in two innings against the Dodgers. The outings ballooned his ERA from 3.45 to 5.29.

Wheeler joins an ever-growing list of injured Mets. Fellow pitchers Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Tommy Milone, Josh Smoker, and Jeurys Familia are on the sidelines, as well as position players David Wright, Asdrubal Cabrera, Neil Walker, and Juan Lagares. The Mets entered play Wednesday 31-39 and in fourth place in the NL East.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.