It's been nearly two months since New York Mets starting pitcher Tylor Megill has last played an MLB game. A shoulder strain suffered back in June landed him on the 60-day injured list, leaving Mets fans wondering if the Long Beach, CA native will be back by the time the postseason rolls around.
Fortunately, the organization received an encouraging injury update regarding its right-handed starter to start the weekend. Mets insider Anthony DiComo reports that Megill is scheduled for his first bullpen session on Saturday, Aug. 13 — a big step in his road to an MLB return.
Tylor Megill Injury Update
The Mets hope that Megill will be back by the end of August, if not the beginning of September. DiComo also reports that there'll be a change once the 27-year-old returns: he'll be a reliever, however, he's expected to be a starter in 2023 after building up his pitch count in the winter.
Megill looked rocky at times after winning four of his five starts in April. In his subsequent four starts, the former 2018 eighth-round pick went 0-2 with an atrocious 11.48 ERA, surrendering 17 runs on 21 hits over 13.1 innings.
For now, the Mets' relievers have combined for a 3.55 ERA — third-best in the National League. If Megill can turn back the clock to how he played in April (4-0, 1.93 ERA in five starts), New York's bullpen will be stronger because of it, potentially improving the club's chances of winning its first championship since 1986.
Mets World Series Odds
The Mets are already one of the top 2022 World Series contenders on FanDuel Sportsbook, even without MeGill's help. For now, New York is available at +550 odds to win this fall's title, ranking fourth-best across the Majors.
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