New York Mets reliever Trevor May sidelined for four weeks due to shoulder soreness

NEW YORK — The New York Mets announced that reliever Trevor May had a stress reaction to the lower right humerus that caused triceps swelling and was placed on the 15-day disabled list.

“The immediate prescription is for Trevor to stop throwing for about four weeks and then have the area reexamined,” the Mets said Wednesday. “At that time, we will update his care plan.”

The injury will sideline May for a significant portion of the season, leaving the team without one of its setup relievers to pave the way for closer Edwin Diaz.

May told reporters Monday that he has been pitching injured, which has contributed to his performance so far in 2022 with an 8.64 ERA, 1.92 WHIP and eight runs allowed in 8⅓ innings pitched in eight games played.

“I don’t feel 100% healthy. I’m trying to figure some things out. I’m not really fighting to get over it,” May said. “It’s hard to compete when you’re worried if something is going to hurt when you throw, to the point where I don’t feel very comfortable throwing my best pitches and taking too long between pitches to reset and try to get some energy to throw another one.”

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