Mets left reliever Josh Edgin returned to New York Wednesday to have his sore elbow examined by team doctor David Altcheck.
The Mets say using prospect Steven Matz out of the bullpen. Among those being considered for the role is Scott Rice, who gave up five runs in the Mets’ 7-4 loss to Miami.
Also on the list are Dario Alvarez and Rule 5 selection Sean Gilmartin.
Matt Harvey started for the Mets and gave up two runs on six hits in 2.2 innings. Harvey said he felt sluggish with his mechanics, but felt good physically with no pain in his elbow.
Harvey’s next game will be Monday against Boston in Fort Myers. He’s scheduled for 60 pitches over four innings.
PITCHING BRIGHT SPOT: Unquestionably the highlight of the day was Noah Syndergaard, who gave up one hit and struck out five in 2.2 scoreless innings.
As he’s done all spring, Syndergaard will follow Harvey Monday in Fort Myers.
EXTRA INNINGS: Ruben Tejada started at third base and doubled twice and drew a bases-loaded walk. … In working out of the bullpen, Dillon Gee inherited a runner on third and gave up a RBI single. He then retired the next four hitters. … Michael Conforto went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts. … Travis d’Arnaud continues to struggle, as he was 0-for-3 and fell to 2-for-17 (.118) on the spring. … The Mets are 3-6 this spring.
UP NEXT: The Mets host Washington Thursday, with Jacob deGrom starting against the Nationals’ A.J. Cole. Steven Matz, Rafael Montero, Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia will also pitch for the Mets.