Maybe the Mets are changing their posture when it comes to injuries. They were forthright during spring training in giving updates on injured players, and this morning they placed reliever Anthony Swarzak on the 10-day disabled list – retroactive to Sunday – with a strained left obligue.
With Swarzak, who refreshingly said “I’m not a doctor,’’ when asked for a prognosis, there was none of this, “we’ll wait a few days, have him throw on the side, then make a decision.
Hansel Robles was called up to fill Swarzak’s spot.
Swarzak, who missed two weeks during spring training with a strained left calf, felt pain in his left side in the eighth inning Saturday against the Cardinals.
The part of this move I don’t like is seeing Robles again. He had a 9.26 ERA over 11.2 innings this spring, including giving up five homers.