Mets place Tylor Megill on IL due to shoulder strain

The Mets have taken another hit to their starting rotation, with Tylor Megill being placed on the 15-day IL due to a right shoulder strain.

New York is already without Kodai Senga, who could potentially return at some point in May.

Reed Garrett has been called up from Triple-A Syracuse to take Megill's place on the roster.

While Garrett is up for now, the Mets will almost certainly make another move the next time Megill's spot in the rotation comes up.

Options to join the rotation soon include Jose Butto and Joey Lucchesi, who are in Triple-A and are both on the 40-man roster. However, any player on the 40-man roster who was recently optioned is ineligible to be called up until April 12, unless they're replacing a player who was just placed on the IL.

The Mets are also open to external options, according to SNY's Andy Martino, who reports that New York has had renewed talks with Julio Teheran, who recently opted out of his contract. Per Martino, Teheran has other options as well.

Prospects Mike Vasil (who was roughed up in his first start of the season) and Christian Scott (about to get his first taste of Triple-A) are among those who could get a chance in the rotation later this season.

As far as Megill, he underwent what the team described as a precautionary MRI after he felt some tenderness during Sunday's start.

Speaking after being placed on the IL, Megill said he views the injury as "not too serious," and that it was "nothing close" to the shoulder injury he suffered in 2022.

Adding that the pain wasn't significant, Megill noted that the initial plan is to not throw for five days and to start ramping up after that.

As far as a potential timetable to return, Megill said he expects to miss "a couple of starts" but that he didn't believe it was a long term injury.

Megill allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits while walking three and striking out four in four innings of work on Sunday.