Manager Mickey Callaway confirmed on Sunday that Noah Syndergaard has a right hamstring strain, as he heads to the IL.
Syndergaard is getting an MRI to see the severity of the injury, but the Mets put him on the IL due to him not being able to go through his routine heading into his next start.
"He's actually getting an MRI right now, but we did put him on the IL," Callaway said. "Didn't seem like he would make his next start anyway because it would be hard to get his work in in between."
So who is going to take his spot in the rotation? Callaway said the Mets are weighing their options at the moment.
One of the more intriguing ones would be Anthony Kay, a top prospect that just made the jump to Triple-A after dominating Double-A ball in Binghamton. But, while saying he would "be in the mix," Callaway isn't confident he'll get to make his MLB debut just yet.
"Anthony needs more time," he said.
Kay was a little roughed up in his first start for Syracuse. He allowed five runs on six hits (one homer) over four innings.
Chris Flexen could also be a spot starter, having done it already this season. Either way, the Mets have some time to figure that out while hoping Syndergaard won't be out for long.