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32 Steven Matz SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/201 | Birthdate: 5/29/1991 | Birthplace: Stony Brook, NY | Bats/Throws: R/L | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 82/18 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Mets announce rotation plans for weekend series


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2015) The Mets will open their three-game series at Miami on Friday with Jacob deGrom on the mound, the team announced Wednesday.

The team will then turn to Bartolo Colon for Saturday's game with Steven Matz concluding the series Sunday.


Mets' Steven Matz to start in place of Noah Syndergaard


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2015) The Mets will turn to pitcher Steven Matz to start this weekend at Miami, reports Newsday. Matz is taking the start from Noah Syndergaard.

Matz was activated from the disabled list Tuesday. He had not pitched since July 5 because of a partially torn lat muscle.


Mets' Steven Matz (lat) ends rehab with scoreless outing Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/31/2015) Mets young lefty Steven Matz completed his minor-league rehab assignment on Monday. Matz, who is recovering from a partial tear of his lat muscle, allowed one hit over 5 1/3 scoreless innings. He walked two, struck out four and threw 78 pitches for Double-A Binghampton.

Matz is expected to return to the Mets when the rosters expand on Tuesday, though it is not known when he will take to the mound next. 


Mets pitcher Steven Matz will be starter upon return


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins said pitcher Steven Matz will be a starter when he is activated from the disabled list, reports The Wall Street Journal. Matz is on the DL with a partially torn lat muscle.

Mets SP Steven Matz (lat) to make final rehab start Monday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) Mets rookie pitcher Steven Matz will indeed make another rehab start for Double-A Binghampton. The young left-hander will start on Monday for Binghampton. The Mets are then expected to activate and recall him to the Major Leagues on Monday. 

Matz is recovering from a partially torn lat muscle that has kept him on the disabled list since the middle of July. 


Mets SP Steven Matz likely to make at least one more rehab start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2015) Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (lat) made his third start on a rehab assignment Wednesday, but it was his first start with Double-A Binghamton after two outings with Class A St. Lucie.

The left-hander was great, tossing six scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and no walks, while striking out six.

However, he was so efficient he threw just 56 pitches (41 strikes), which likely means he will need another rehab start before coming off the disabled list.

"You bring him up and he's ready to throw 75-80 pitches -- I'm not sure that's enough," manager Terry Collins said, per NJ.com. "I don't know because I don't know how he's going to deal with it."

Matz has been on the disabled list since mid-July due to a partial tear of the lat muscle. He has a 1.86 ERA through three rehab starts (9 2/3 innings). He's allowed two runs on eight hits and one walk, while striking out nine.


Mets SP Steven Matz cruises in rehab start


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Mets rookie pitcher Steven Matz was sharp in a rehab start at Double-A Binghamton on Wednesday, giving up just one hit over six scoreless innings of work, per ESPN.com. 

Matz, who is on the disabled list with a lat strain, threw 56 pitches and retired the last 16 batters he faced. 

Mets manager Terry Collins said prior to Wednesday's game that he thought Matz would need one more rehab start before returning to New York. 


Mets SP Steven Matz (lat) allows one run in second rehab start


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/20/2015) Mets pitcher Steven Matz made his second rehab start for Class A St. Lucie on Thursday. The rookie left-hander pitched 2 2/3 innings, allowing a run on four hits. He walked one and struck out one, throwing 25 of his 41 pitches for strikes.

Matz is recovering from a partially torn lat muscle and is expected to return to the Mets' rotatin by early September. His next rehab outing will be on Tuesday for Double-A Binghampton, according to ESPN.com.


Mets P Steven Matz set for next rehab outing Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2015) Mets rookie pitcher Steven Matz will make his next rehab start Thursday with Class A Port St. Lucie, per ESPN.

Matz has been sidelined for six weeks with a partially torn lat muscle. He made two impressive starts with the Mets before going down. The team is hoping he can come back by Sept. 1.


Mets SP Steven Matz strikes out two in rehab start


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/16/2015) Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz struck out two batters in a Class A rehab start for the St. Lucie Mets on Saturday.

Matz allowed a run on three hits in one inning. He is currently on the 15-day disabled list.


Mets SP Steven Matz (lat) expected to begin rehab on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/10/2015) The return of Mets young left-hander Steven Matz may be getting a little clearer. Matz, who is currently on the disabled list with a partially torn lat muscle, is slated to begin a rehab assignment with Class A St. Lucie on Saturday. 

The Mets are hopeful that Matz will be ready to return to the club by September 1, according to MLB.com.

Matz has been out of action since early July. He made two starts before landing on the DL. He went 2-0, allowing just a pair of solo home runs for the only damage against him over 13 2/3 innings.


Mets SP Steven Matz ramping up rehab


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2015) Shelved Mets rookie pitcher Steven Matz has begun long-tossing and could step up his rehab by returning to the mound next week, per ESPN.

Matz has been sidelined for more than a month with a partial tear of his lat muscle. He pitched in just two big league games before going down.


Mets SP Steven Matz plays catch from 60 feet


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2015) Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz played catch from 60 feet Monday. The rookie left-hander has been on the disabled list since mid-July due to a partial tear in his lat muscle.

Mets SP Steven Matz (lat) won't throw for at least another week


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/28/2015) Mets rookie left-hander Steven Matz met with doctors on Tuesday to examine his strained lat muscle. Matz was told to refrain from throwing for at least another week, according to ESPN.com.

Matz has been out for nearly three weeks with the injury, and despite the less-than-encouraging news from the doctors, general manager Sandy Alderson did say Matz's lat muscle has improved. Still, he'll go at least another week without picking up a baseball.


Mets SP Steven Matz (lat) placed on 15-day DL Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) The Mets have officially placed rookie left-hander Steven Matz on the 15-day disabled list with a partial tear of his lat muscle. It had already been reported that Matz would miss his start on Sunday, and he will be reevauluated in three weeks.

Infielder Danny Muno was recalled from Triple-A to take Matz's place on the 25-man roster, ESPN.com reports. 


Mets SP Steven Matz (lat) will be re-evaluated in three weeks


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2015) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed starting pitcher Steven Matz will not throw for three weeks to allow the tear in his lat to heal. He will be re-evaluated at the end of the three-week period.

"Based on what the doctors told us there is a very high probability he will be healed in three weeks but that is not guaranteed," Alderson said.

Matz said he felt good enough to pitch in Sunday's game against the Dodgers and the injury did not limit him as he threw six scoreless innings. He added the injury is not painful, but it feels like a pull on the muscle under his armpit.

"It's frustrating, but this is just a minor thing and I will be back," Matz said.


Mets SP Steven Matz to miss time with lat injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/9/2015) Mets rookie left-hander Steven Matz has suffered a significant lat muscle injury that will sideline him for several weeks, the New York Daily News first reported. 

Matz, the No. 33 prospect in the game according to Baseball America, is 2-0 in his first two career starts, posting a sterling 1.32 ERA.

The Mets have since confirmed that Matz was diagnosed with a partial tear of his lat muscle and he will be placed on the disabled list, CBSSports Baseball Inside Jon Heyman reports. The lefty will be shut down for three weeks and then be reevaluated, according to Heyman. 

Either Jonathon Niese or Bartolo Colon will start on Sunday in place of Matz.


Mets SP Steven Matz sharp in second start


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/5/2015) Mets rookie starter Steven Matz showed no signs of a sophomore slump in his second start Sunday, dominating the Dodgers over six innings to improve to 2-0 as New York rolled to a win. 

Matz was nearly unhittable during his time on the hill, striking out eight batters while walking two. He gave up just two hits, both singles, during his 101-pitch outings. 

Matz is now 2-0 on the season, and has lowered his ERA on the campaign to 1.32. He continued to be impressive with the bat as well, driving in a run with an RBI groundout. 


Mets' Steven Matz impressed on mound, at plate in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Mets pitcher Steven Matz was impressive on the mound and from the plate in his major-league debut.

In Sunday's 7-2 win over the Reds in the second game of a doubleheader, Matz gave up two earned runs in 7 2/3 innings of work. He struck out six batters while allowing five hits and three walks. His major-league career begins with a 2.35 ERA. 

However, from the dish, Matz went 3 for 3 with a double and four RBI. Two RBI came on a double and two others came on one of his singles. 

This marked the first time in MLB history a pitcher notched four RBI in his big-league debut. It's also the first time a player at any position got four RBI in their debut in Mets franchise history. 

"He was ready," manager Terry Collins said, per nj.com. "He was ready to show people he belonged in the big leagues and today he did that.


Mets going to six-man rotation, Steven Matz to debut Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Mets starting pitcher prospect Steven Matz will make his MLB debut Sunday against the Reds, general manager Sandy Alderson announced Friday.

Alderson also said the team will go to a six-man rotation for the "foreseeable future," as Matz will join a rotation that features Bartolo Colon, Jonathon Niese, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom.

"They're on board," Mets manager Terry Collins said, per NJ.com. "As Sandy alluded to, certainly this is in their best interest, a few of them. At the time we did it before things were moving pretty good, guys were pitching pretty well. We went back, we changed it, couple guys didn't pitch all that good even on regular rest.

"They understand we're going to give this a shot, we're going to take a good strong look at it. It's to benefit the whole organization, basically, so that we look up and everybody is pitching. We're not pushing guys back, we're not skipping, guys are out there and competing. That's what they want to do."    

Matz's arrival means Niese will get bumped from Sunday to Tuesday against the Cubs.

Matz, who is considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America (No. 33) and MLB.com (No. 66), went 7-4 with a 2.19 ERA at Triple-A Las Vegas. He totaled 94 strikeouts in 90 1/3 innings.

Since returning from Tommy John surgery in 2012, the left-hander is 24-20 with a 2.29 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 365 2/3 innings. He is striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings in his career.


Report: Mets on verge of promoting Steven Matz


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) The Mets could be on the verge of promoting starting pitcher prospect Steven Matz to the majors, according to Fox Sports.

Two different team officials declined to comment when asked about Matz's promotion, but something appears to be in the works, according to Ken Rosenthal. However, one source told Rosenthal the Mets are calling up the elite pitching prospect. The Mets could be pondering a six-man rotation again.

Following Thursday's game against the Brewers, Collins did not confirm the report, but he acknowledged an announcement about a rotation addition will happen Friday.

Matz, who is considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America (No. 33) and MLB.com (No. 66), continues to have a strong season in the minors. He is 7-4 with a 2.19 ERA at Triple-A Las Vegas. He has totaled 94 strikeouts in 90 1/3 innings.

Since returning from Tommy John surgery in 2012, the left-hander is 24-20 with a 2.29 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 365 2/3 innings. He is striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings in his career.


GM: Gee's demotion 'probably' clears way for Matz's promotion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Mets pitcher Dillon Gee, who was filling the role of sixth starter, was designated for assignment Monday, the team announced.

Gee's removal from the roster "probably" means starting pitcher prospect Steven Matz will be promoted to the major-league roster soon, general manager Sandy Alderson said, per MLB.com. However, Alderson wouldn't put a timetable on the lefty's promotion.

Matz has developed into one of the top pitching prospects in baseball. He is considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America (No. 33) and MLB.com (No. 66). Matz is 6-4 with a 2.30 ERA at Triple-A this season and is 23-20 with a 2.32 ERA and 1.17 WHIP in four seasons in the minors.


Report: Mets discussed Syndergaard to 'pen, promoting Matz


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) The lack of a reliable setup man had the Mets discussing moving rookie starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard to a relief role to shore up the bullpen and calling up prospect Steven Matz to replace him in the rotation, a source told the New York Post.

However, the Mets opted against the move since they remain committed to Syndergaard in the rotation and will look elsewhere for bullpen help. The Mets are expected to promote Akeel Morris from Class A St. Lucie to join the bullpen. Morris has a 1.69 ERA, 13 saves and 46 strikeouts in 32 innings for St. Lucie.

As for Syndergaard, who was acquired in a 2012 trade with the Blue Jays, he will face his former team Monday. But the right-hander contends Monday's outing doesn't hold any extra meaning.

“It’s just another game to me,” he said.


Mets GM still dodging questions about Steven Matz's promotion


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson once again faced the question Thursday on why starting pitcher prospect Steven Matz isn't in the major-league rotation yet, despite continued success in the minors.

"He continues to pitch at (Triple-A) Las Vegas and if you've noticed, his innings have been cut back a little bit," Alderson said, per NJ.com. "So there's a little bit of management going on that that level as well which is easier to do frankly than it might be here. So there are a couple of different things going on but he's going to benefit from the experience."

Alderson wouldn't say if the Mets would make room in the rotation for Matz, once the team deems him ready for the majors. 

"We'll address that when the time comes," he said.

Matz is 6-4 with a 1.94 ERA through 12 outings (11 starts) for Triple-A Vegas. The 2009 second-round pick is 23-20 with a 2.24 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in his career.


Report: Steven Matz likely to join Mets before All-Star break


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) The Mets are likely to promote pitching prospect Steven Matz to the majors before the All-Star break, the New York Post reports.

The Mets want to manage Matz's innings, which is easier done at the Triple-A level, and have also dealt with a logjam in the rotation at the major-league level. The Super-2 cutoff for arbitration eligibility, which is expected to be around June 20, is another likely factor for the delay in Matz's major-league debut.

"It’s a process of managing his innings so he could be around 180-185 innings," generael manager Sandy Alderson said on Saturday. "We are not looking at this as a minor league season for him."

Matz has been dominant in the notoriously hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, where he owns a 1.94 ERA and 75:27 K:BB ratio in 74 1/3 innings.

"Matz has only pitched at Triple-A for [11] starts," Alderson said. "So he’s realistically inexperienced at that level. Nothing stands out that he needs to work on, but getting more experience at that level is always beneficial."