Seth Lugo is not on the disabled list for reasons related to his elbow, Mets GM Sandy Alderson emphatically told reporters today at Citi Field.
"This is about his shoulder," he repeated.
Lugo missed the first 10 weeks of this season recovering from a sore elbow related to his ulnar collateral ligament.
He was scratched from Wednesday's start and placed on the 10-day disabled list a shoulder impingement. However, Newsday later reported a lurking elbow injury may have led to the shoulder issue.
Lugo's shoulder will be re-evaluated once he is rested, according to the reports, with Tommy John surgery on his elbow remaining a possibility.
RHP Robert Gsellman will start Wednesday in place of Lugo.
Lugo's time on the disabled list is retroactive to August 11, when he allowed four runs on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Phillies. He is 5-3 with a 4.85 ERA in 12 games for the Mets this season, including 11 starts.