Mets' Lugo Has Partially Torn UCL, Out At Least Several Weeks

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The righty had been a huge part of the rotation since a year ago given his ability to step in and make spot starts and also come in from the bullpen and eat some innings.

An MRI taken Saturday revealed a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. It's safe to assume that a large part of this problem is a lingering effect of all the use Team Puerto Rico got out of Lugo's arm in the WBC.

Seth Lugo is yet another NY Mets pitcher to come down with an injury.

Lugo made his big league debut last July 1 and went 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA in eight starts and nine relief appearances. The Mets' biggest strength for the past few seasons has been their pitching and once again their pitching staff looks to be thinning by the day thanks to unforeseen injuries. It's certainly possible he'll make it back to the Mets this season, but there's no timetable for his return. The losses of Lugo and Matz put even more pressure on them to stay healthy, however.

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The Mets, who beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 on Monday in their first game of the season, still boast a formidable starting rotation that includes Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler and a talented bullpen that features Jeurys Familia.

Starter Steven Matz is also on the DL.

The Brewers have placed opening day starter Junior Guerra on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right calf and recalled reliever Brent Suter from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Guerra is expected to miss no less than a minimum of six weeks due to his calf strain.