The Mets have placed pitcher Zack Wheeler on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to June 20) with biceps tendinitis and optioned infielder Matt Reynolds to Triple-A Las Vegas.
In corresponding moves, the Mets have called up pitchers Tyler Pill and Erik Goeddel from Las Vegas.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters that Wheeler has been dealing with "moderate" tendinitis over the last few days and is expected to miss one start. The right-hander has a 5.29 ERA in 66 1/3 innings in his first season back after missing the last two years due to Tommy John surgery.
"We have talked about the fact laying off for a long time can de-condition a pitcher so that it's not his original injury, but something else that is fatigued or otherwise adversely affected as a result of coming back," Alderson told reporters. "But it's hard to say."
Wheeler (3-5) allowed seven runs, eight hits and three home runs over two innings in his start on Monday against the Dodgers. Over his last two outings, Wheeler had a 36.82 ERA.
"It's really frustrating," Wheeler said about Monday's performance. "It all starts with me, though. These last two outings weren't very fun."
Pill, who will start for the Mets against the Dodgers on Wednesday, is 0-2 with a 3.75 ERA in four appearances (two starts) this year.
In 77 relief appearances with New York since 2014, Goeddel is 3-3 with a 3.45 ERA with 76 strikeouts over 75 2/3 innings. He was 2-4 with a 6.67 ERA in 25 outings with Las Vegas this season.