Matz (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Friday, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports. This move has no effect on Matz, as the club needed extra roster space for Phillip Evans, who was called up prior to Friday's game against the Reds. The left-hander underwent season-ending surgery a couple weeks ago, but should be able to return for the start of spring training.
Matz underwent season-ending surgery to reposition a compressed nerve in his left elbow on Wednesday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. While this is an unfortunate way for Matz's season to end, he's expected to be ready for the start of spring training. The 26-year-old ended his 2017 campaign with a disappointing 6.08 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 48:19 K:BB in 66.2 innings, though some of his struggles can likely be attributed to the elbow ailment. A healthy Matz will look to bounce back in 2018.
Matz (elbow) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday. This is simply procedural, as Matz is already expected to undergo season-ending surgery to repair his injured left elbow. His injury is thought to be similar to the one Jacob deGrom suffered last season, and deGrom has bounced back with a stellar 2017 campaign, so there is hope for Matz next season. Kevin McGowan was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Matz's place on the roster, while Tommy Milone is set to take his place in the rotation.
Matz will undergo surgery to repair his left elbow, which was diagnosed with irritation in the ulnar nerve Monday. The club announced that the surgery would be scheduled within the next few days. This obviously ends Matz's season, and depending on the severity of the surgery required, it could cost him some time next season as well. Matz's injury has been compared to the one that ended Jacob deGrom's season in 2016, and the latter has come back strong in 2017 (3.49 ERA, 165 IP), so Matz could still be an impact contributor in 2018 despite the surgery.
Matz has been diagnosed with a nerve issue in his elbow and could require surgery, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. Apparently, Matz has been pitching through pain all season, which would help explain his sharp drop-off in performance from last season's 3.40 ERA to this year's 6.08. The nerve issue he's dealing with is thought to be similar to the one that forced fellow starter Jacob deGrom to undergo season-ending surgery last year. Tommy Milone is expected to take his place in the rotation Tuesday and will likely remain in that slot if Matz is forced onto the DL.
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