The Mets will continue using a six-man rotation even though Matt Harvey will miss several weeks due to a shoulder injury, GM Sandy Alderson said on Thursday.
The rotation currently includes Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler, Robert Gsellman, Steven Matz, and Seth Lugo.
The Mets have not yet said who the sixth pitcher will be, but the expectation is that it will be Tyler Pill (currently with Triple-A Las Vegas) or Rafael Montero.
Alderson added that the team is not currently seeking external help for the starting rotation.
Wheeler, who has a soft innings limit due to missing two seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery, will benefit from the six-man rotation.
DeGrom, who tossed a complete game earlier this week, said he is not in favor of the six-man rotation.
Noah Syndergaard, who is on the 60-day disabled list due to a torn lat, is not expected to resume throwing for at least four weeks.