New York Mets Justin Verlander’s symptoms improved.
Reuters reported on the 6th (hereinafter Korean time), “New York Mets right-hander Justin Verlander will continue pitching training as an MRI scan showed that inflammation has decreased.”
The Mets also tweeted on the same day, “Justin Verlander had a follow-up checkup, and the inflammation has decreased. He wrote that pitching training will continue and additional news will be given. 먹튀검증
Verlander’s area of injury is the muscle between his right elbow and shoulder, on the inside of his upper arm. Prior to the season opener, he was placed on the injured list after complaining of arm pain. Although his symptoms are not serious, it is difficult to estimate the timing of his return at this time.
He went 18-4 with a 1.75 earned run average last year with the Houston Astros and won the Cy Young Award for the third time in his career. And last winter, he signed a two-year, $86,666,666 free agent contract and wore a Mets uniform.
Initially expected to lead the mound with Max Scherzer and one-two punch, he threw 21 innings in 5 games in the demonstration game, recording 2 wins and 1 loss, an average ERA of 3.00, and 22 strikeouts, and was mentioned as a starter for the opening game. However, after allowing 3 runs in 5 innings in an exhibition game against the Miami Marlins on March 27, he complained of an injury the next day and was listed on the 15-day IL.
While Verlander’s return is expected at the end of this month or early next month, Scherzer is in the worst condition at the beginning of the season. The Mets are not the only ones who are worried because the two giants, who tied for first place in the major league salary rankings this year, are in trouble. The combined salaries of the two are $86.66 million (approximately 114.4 billion won), which is more than the payroll of four teams, including the Oakland Athletics and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Scherzer gave up five runs on eight hits in 5⅓ innings, including being hit with a home run by three consecutive batters on the 5th against the Milwaukee Brewers. Earlier, in the opening game against the Miami Marlins, he allowed 4 hits and 3 runs in 6 innings.
Fifth starter Jose Quintana, who was recruited for two years and $26 million last winter, is also on the IL with a side fracture. Currently, the Mets run a five-man rotation of Scherzer, Tyler Megil, David Peterson, Carlos Carrasco, and Senga Godai.
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