Drew Smith and Arodys Vizcaino Dealing with Soreness

Right handed relievers Drew Smith and Arodys Vizcaino are dealing with soreness in their arms.

Drew Smith, who was showing great promise this spring, is dealing with right shoulder soreness. There is no timetable for his return.

The 27 year old owns a career 4.11 ERA after a strong first season in 2018. After TJS, he returned last season with 7 iffy innings. This spring Smith has looked great with 3 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit with no walks and three strikeouts.

Arodys Vizcaino is dealing with lateral right elbow soreness. He is expected to return in games next weekend.

The former Braves closer is returning from some injury riddled seasons. The 30 year old pitched just 4 innings in 2019, after he had to cut his year short with shoulder surgery. He hasn’t pitched in 2020.

When healthy Vizcaino was an accomplished closer for the Braves. Between 2017 and 2019 he pitched to a 2.53 ERA and a 1.14.WHIP. This spring Vizcaino pitched just one innings, but looked really good in that inning.

Both had a shot to make the bullpen with some open spots in that pen. This will make the battle a little less crowded. Hopefully they both return quickly, because the Mets could use them both during a 162 season.

Photo by: Anthony DiComo on Twitter.

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