Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:43:40 -0700
New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka's (elbow) right elbow injury is not considered serious, and he should resume throwing a ball in three or four days, according to manager Terry Collins. The anti-inflammatory medication given to Matsuzaka has limited the swelling in his arm. He can return from the disabled list Aug. 9.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:01:14 -0700
The New York Mets have placed RP Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list because of right elbow inflammation. In a corresponding move, RP Buddy Carlyle has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:27:12 -0700
New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) will have an MRI test on his elbow in New York.
Fantasy Tip: Check back for further updates. It could just be a precautionary test.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:30:09 -0700
New York Mets SP Daisuke Matsuzaka will return to the bullpen Monday, July 21, with SP Jon Niese (hamstring) rejoining the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: The Mets had already announced that this move would eventually happen, but with Niese being activated, Matsuzaka's time in the rotation is officially up. Feel free to cut him loose if you currently own him.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:45:27 -0700
New York Mets SPs Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee and Zack Wheeler will pitch against the San Diego Padres in next weekend's series, which begins Friday, July 18. Manager Terry Collins has not determined the rest of the rotation, but said SP Jacob deGrom will remain in the starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Jon Niese's health will influence the backend of the rotation going forward. However, it appears Daisuke Matsuzaka will lose his spot when Niese returns. deGrom's value stabilizes, and he is emerging as a viable option in mixed leagues.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:18:28 -0700
New York Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) threw 37 pitches Sunday, July 13, and is expected to throw again Friday, July 18. Manager Terry Collins hopes Niese will return Monday, July 21, at the Seattle Mariners.
Fantasy Tip: Niese has low-end mixed league value. His return to the rotation will bump Daisuke Matsuzaka out.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:07:08 -0700
New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka is set to return to the bullpen when SP Jon Niese (shoulder) returns from the disabled list for the start of the second half of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Dice-K doesn't have much value to owners now that he'll be moving back to the bullpen. Look for a starting rotation replacement in NL-leagues if you were using Matsuzaka.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 06:17:50 -0700
New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka could return to the bullpen before the All Star break without making another start.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:02:45 -0700
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (lat) will pitch another rehab start Friday, July 4, with Single-A Brooklyn.
Fantasy Tip: Gee's return is near and he is worth a look in mixed leagues, if he is available. Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jacob deGrom are the candidates to lose their rotation spot, with Matsuzaka returning to the bullpen the likely scenario.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:48:44 -0700
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (lat) is only expected to return from the disabled list for one major league start before the All-Star break. He made his second rehab start and threw 55 pitches over 2 2/3 innings Sunday, June 29. SPs Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jacob deGrom should each be assured two starts apiece before Gee returns.
Fantasy Tip: deGrom and Dice-K are the most vulnerable to lose their rotation spot to Gee following the All-Star break. We'd bet on the Mets moving Matsuzaka back to the bullpen over a demotion for deGrom.