New York’s Marcus Stroman Mets Injury List With Torn Calf Muscle


NEW YORK – Marcus Stroman has a torn muscle in his left calf, a big blow to the New York Mets two days before their season opener.Right-hander All-Star was set to succeed two-time Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom in a rotation that will already be without starter n ° 2 Noah Syndergaard year round because of Tommy John’s surgery.

Mets manager Luis Rojas said the team did not anticipate Stroman needing surgery and would be evaluated week to week. But with the coronavirus-delayed season shortened to 60 games, it could be difficult for Stroman to return in time to provide much help.

“It’s a real shame,” Rojas said.

New York begins Friday at home against the Atlanta Braves.

The 5-foot-7-inch Stroman, an energetic set of unwavering confidence, grew up on Long Island about 50 miles from Citi Field. He was acquired from Toronto before the trade deadline last July and is eligible for free agency after this season.

Stroman made his first all-star team with Toronto last year. He was 6-11 with a 2.96 ERA in 21 starts for the Blue Jays before going 4-2 with a 3.77 ERA for the Mets.

Stroman was placed on the injured list. So was the right handed lifter Robert Gsellman, who has tension in his right triceps.


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