Gsellman (ribs) was transferred to the 45-day injured list after Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. The 27-year-old landed on the shelf with a fractured rib in early September and wasn't expected to return this year, so it's just a procedural move to create some space on the 40-man roster. Gsellman finished 2020 with a 9.64 ERA, 2.14 WHIP and 9:8 K:BB over 14 innings across six outings (four starts).
Gsellman was placed on the 10-day injured list with a fractured rib Wednesday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Gsellman was initially believed to have sustained a left oblique injury, but he'll likely be sidelined for the remainder of the season with a fractured rib. The right-hander struggled this season with a 9.64 ERA, 2.14 WHIP and 9:8 K:BB over 14 innings during six appearances (four starts). Drew Smith was recalled by the Mets to take Gsellman's place in the bullpen.
Gsellman suffered a left oblique injury during Tuesday's loss to the Orioles, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports. The 27-year-old worked in long relief Tuesday and surrendered six runs on six hits and two walks over 3.2 innings while throwing a season-high 76 pitches before sustaining the injury. The team has yet to provide an official timeline for his return, but given the nature of the injury, Gsellman seems likely to require a stint on the injured list.
Gsellman will shift back to a bullpen role beginning Sunday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Gsellman wasn't able to provide much length after his shift to the rotation, completing more than two innings just once in four starts. He'll serve in a multi-inning role out of the bullpen, though he isn't likely to get high-leverage work. Gsellman has an ugly 7.84 ERA and 2.13 WHIP through 10.1 frames this season.
Gsellman allowed four earned runs on four hits and four walks across 1.2 innings Thursday against the Yankees. He did not record a strikeout or factor into the decision. Gsellman needed only 10 pitches to get through the first inning, but imploded in the following frame. He walked three batters and surrendered four hits prior to being pulled with the bases loaded having already permitted four runs. This was Gsellman's fourth start of the season, though he has worked more than two innings only once. He'll take his next turn through the rotation Tuesday against the Orioles.
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