Mets RH reliever Anthony Swarzak (left oblique strain) was moved to the 60-Day disabled list on Tuesday, the team announced.
General manager Sandy Alderson said in the beginning of the month that Swarzak's recovery has gone "a little slower" than the team hoped and that it led to a rib issue on Swarzak's left side. But Swarzak played catch over the weekend and did not have any pain.
"I don't have a [return] timeframe. I know I played catch today and I felt good," he said after throwing, according to the New York Post. It was the first day that I've played catch. I get on a plane tomorrow and go to Port St. Lucie and start building back up closer to a game," said Swarzak, who went on the disabled list April 2. "So first time [playing catch] and it was pain free. That's great news. That was the first step. I'm going to throw more and more every day."
The 32-year-old Swarzak, who has been out since April 1, signed a two-year, $14 million deal this offseason.
He had a 2.33 ERA (2.74 FIP) and 1.03 WHIP with 91 strikeouts (a career-high 10.59 K/9) in 77 1/3 innings (70 games) last season for the White Sox and Brewers.