Steven Matz got rocked last night and that set off the Nationals’ annihilation of the New York Mets. Seems he may have had some reason for getting rocked, however: he experienced forearm soreness during the game.
As a result the Mets are going to examine him today, likely in the form of an MRI. We’ll get an update in the next couple of days, presumably.
Matz entered last night’s game with a 3.79 ERA and left it with a 4.35. He’s got 99 strikeouts and 41 walks across 107.2 innings in 21 starts this year.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers signed outfielder Jason Heyward to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training.
The 33-year-old was released by the Chicago Cubs earlier this offseason.
Heyward, who was injured at times last season, put up the worst offensive numbers of his career, batting .204 and with 10 RBIs and one home run in 137 plate appearances. However, he’s a valuable defender in the outfield.
The deal reunites Heyward with first baseman Freddie Freeman. They came up through the Atlanta Braves system and have remained friends ever since.
Heyward was a leader in the Cubs’ clubhouse, helping them win the 2016 World Series.