NEW YORK – New York Mets pitcher Tylor Megill will be out until at least mid-August, and the team will move him to the injured list for 60 days.
The 26-year-old right-hander was placed on a 15-day IJ on June 17 due to a sprained right shoulder, joining the Aces Jacob de Grom as well as Max Scherzer. At the time, the Mets said that Megill would not quit for four weeks.
Earlier this season, Megill missed four weeks with right bicep tendonitis and returned on June 10. He’s 4-2 this year with a 5.01 ERA in nine starts.
New York moved the 40-man roster to open up a slot for infielder Kramer Robertson, who was waived by Atlanta and was selected to Triple-A Syracuse. New York also activated righties Colin Holderman from the wounded list and chose him in Triple-A Syracuse.
Robertson, 27, made his major league debut for St. Louis on May 10 and went 0-1 in two games. He was claimed by Atlanta from waivers on June 5. He hit .242 this season with six homers, 23 RBIs and 16 steals for Triple-A Memphis and Gwinnett of the International League.