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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Matsuzaka to DL, and Carlyle returns

By Adam Rubin

After undergoing an MRI in New York, Daisuke Matsuzaka has landed on the disabled list

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with right elbow inflammation.

“He’s not going to be back in 15 days,” manager Terry Collins said. “He needs to rest the elbow. The inflammation really needs to subside to get a better idea of what’s going on. It’ll be at least seven to 10 days without throwing and then we’ll have more to say after that.”

The Mets have summoned right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle from Triple-A Las Vegas. Carlyle had cleared waivers this week and accepted an assignment to the minors after Jonathon Niese had been activated from the DL on Monday.

Matsuzaka pitched two innings in relief in Thursday's series opener in Milwaukee, but looked uncomfortable in the dugout after the second frame. He had been dispatched to a bullpen role this week with Niese's return.

Matsuzaka is 3-3 with a 3.87 ERA. He has one save in 19 relief appearances and started nine games. He made his first relief appearance since June 17 in Seattle on July 21.

Nothing has been said about surgery, according to Collins.