John Maine to the DL
An hour after The New York Times reported that moving John Maine’s start back one day was “not serious“, it was reported on SNY that Maine was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
I’m thinking the Mets might want to reverse things — how about telling us which players are NOT on the DL? It’ll save time.
Maine heads to the DL with “fatigue in the shoulder”, but “it’s nothing serious” according to Maine. Hmm … keep telling us it’s “nothing serious”, and we’ll eventually come to realize it’s anything but.
His entry on the DL is retroactive to June 7th, the day after his last start. Maine’s replacement has not yet been announced, but I’d imagine Nelson Figueroa is due for a callup. Figgy last pitched for Buffalo on June 8th, so he’s right on schedule to start on Saturday. In that last appearance, Figueroa allowed one run on four hits in seven innings, striking out seven.